Hydrogen Hybrid Bus Project Partners

Project Partners

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is responsible for creating the National Fuel Cell Bus Program, through which the Hydrogen Hybrid Bus Demonstration received its funding.

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) is a non-profit organization based out of Atlanta, GA that was selected by the FTA as the prime recipient and project manager of this NFCBP project funding.

Proterra designed and built the bus and provides technical support during each phase of demonstration.

Hydrogenics Corporation was responsible for developing the fuel cell modules as well as providing support throughout the duration of the project.

Altairnano provided the lithium-titanate batteries that are an integral part of the buses energy storage system.

Signature Transportation Parts and Service aided in project management, data collection and logging, and operator training.

Austin Partners

Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) is the transit agency responsible for providing drivers and routine maintenance for the bus.

First Transit is the contractor hired by Capital Metro for operational services.


Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
will upgrade and maintain the hydrogen fueling station in Austin.

The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) provided funding and support for the hydrogen fueling station.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) provided funding for the hydrogen fueling station that will be used for the project.

The University of Texas – Center for Electromechanics (UT-CEM) will aid in data collection and analysis, route modeling, and coordination activities for the installation of the fueling station.

Columbia Partners

Central Midlands Regional Transit Authority (CMRTA) was responsible for operating the bus during the demonstration period in Columbia while used in public service.

University of South Carolina, Department of Vehicle Management & Parking Servicesoperated the bus on the campus green route during the University demonstration period in Columbia.

University of South Carolina, College of Engineering and Computing facilitated data collection and analysis while the bus was on the USC campus.

City of Columbia provided space for the hydrogen fueling station as well as knowledgeable staff to operate the station.

South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) is a part of the USC-City of Columbia Fuel Cell Collaborative and led the team that developed the hydrogen fueling station.

EngenuitySC is part of the USC-City of Columbia Fuel Cell Collaborative and assisted in developing the hydrogen fueling station.

Big Fish Advertising and PR was designated to organize public relations, create marketing materials, and develop and maintain the Hydrogen Hybrid Bus website.

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