Transportation Electrification

MTC supports increasing access to clean mobility options through the electrification of transportation systems.

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Climate Grant: Transit Station Public Charging 2023 Capital Grants

This grant opportunity is currently open. Scroll down for details.

Transportation electrification – when paired with electricity generated from renewable resources in California – plays a key role in helping reduce pollution from the largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions: transportation.

Electrification to Reach Regional Goals

Transportation electrification (TE) is a key strategy in Plan Bay Area 2050, the long-range regional plan. Plan Bay Area 2050 sets a 19% GHG emission-reduction target for transportation by 2035. To support the implementation of this strategy, MTC has committed $65 million in funding for the new Transportation Electrification Initiatives:

MTC Transportation Electrification Initiatives Investment

Charging Infrastructure

  • Strategy TE1a. Regional Transportation Electrification Assistance Program – $20 million
  • Strategy TE1b. Transit Station Public Charging Program – $10 million

Electric Bikeshare

  • Strategy TE2a. Bay Wheels Bikeshare E-bike Expansion – $16 million
  • Strategy TE2b Additional Bikeshare Investments – $4 million

Local Public Fleet Electrification

  • Strategy TE3a. Public Fleet Electrification Planning Assistance – $10 million

Transportation Electrification Planning and Program Strategy

  • Strategy TE4a. Local Transportation Electrification Action Planning – $4.5 million
  • Strategy TE4b. Regional Program Strategy – $0.5 million
Total $65M

The Transit Station Public Charging Program grant application will be open September 6 through October 18, 2023. See below for more information.

Climate Grant: Transit Station Public Charging

2023 Capital Grants: Call for Projects

This grant opportunity is currently open.

MTC invites eligible Bay Area public transit agencies (or local governments in partnership with transit agencies) to submit project proposals for the Transit Station Public Charging Program. Funding is available to purchase and install publicly accessible charging stations for electric vehicles and/or electric mobility devices (bikes, scooters, assistive mobility devices, etc.) at transit stations.

Application Process

Applications are due Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 4 p.m.

To apply, and for details on eligibility, refer to the materials below:

Staff Contact

Please read all materials in the Application Process section above. For any unanswered questions, email James Choe at jchoe@bayareametro.gov.

    Current Transportation Electrification Strategies

    To meet regional goals, MTC is working with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), local governments and other partners to develop and support electrification strategies, including:

    Bay Area EV Coordinating Council

    MTC, in partnership with the Air District, organizes quarterly meetings of the Bay Area EV Coordinating Council. The EV Council is a peer-to-peer forum of stakeholders to share information, provide input, and communicate updates to EV Resources.

    What are Electric Transportation Options?

    EV's are cars and trucks that run partially or completely using an electric propulsion system, reducing their reliance on fossil fuels. Electrified public transit and other shared vehicle options offer even more environmental, health, safety and economic benefits by reducing the number of vehicles on the road and the cost of getting around. Newer electric mobility (e-mobility) options, including electric bicycles, scooters and car share, also offer affordable ways to get around with an even lower impact on the environment.

    Sign Up for Updates on MTC’s Transportation Electrification Assistance Programs

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