VEIC, under contract with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is seeking proposals from invited prospective Project Partners only
(as established through a previous Request for Qualifications process) for an electric school and transit bus pilot program, funded by the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT). The pilot will evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of electric school and transit bus operation in the state over a two-year period. Generally, in this pilot program, the EMT funds will be used to pay for the incremental cost of electric buses (i.e. the costs above the price of a new conventional bus), as well as the required charging equipment and installations costs. Project Partners will deploy the electric buses in their regular transportation service and commit to fully scrapping each diesel-powered bus replaced. Project Partners may include supervisory unions, school districts, or transit providers. VEIC is interested in working with at least two school entities and one transit provider that will each replace no fewer than two diesel-powered buses with electric buses. Interested candidates should review additional program details and respond to the questions in the RFP, linked below.
All responses must be submitted electronically to Kate Cahalane at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 2, 2019 at 5pm
. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Kate Cahalane at email@example.com or 802-540-7814, or Cara Robechek at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-552-8674. Click to learn more and to download the full RFP