Alternative Fuels Study
This report presents the results of a study required by Section 3016(c) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU).
That section directed the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study of the actions necessary to increase the use of alternative fuels in public transportation vehicles, including buses, fixed guideway vehicles, and ferries. The study considered the environmental and other benefits expected from increased use of alternative fuels, barriers that discourage the purchase of alternative fuels, available opportunities that encourage the purchase of alternative fuels, including those that require no capital improvements to transit vehicles, and the levels and type of support necessary to encourage greater use of alternative fuels in public transportation vehicles.
The report was published and submitted to Congress in December 2006.