VOC Jan 18 2017

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CALSTART's Voice of the Customer Meeting, funded by the California Energy Commission, was held January 18, 2017, at the Los Angeles International Airport. The focus:  providing information to and getting feedback from transit fleet professionals interested in adding all-electric buses to their fleets. The agenda is included below with links to available presentations.


10:00 a.m. Welcome
Fred Silver, Vice President, CALSTART
10:10 a.m. Welcome
Samantha Bricker, Deputy Executive Director, Project Development and Coordination, Los Angeles World Airports
10:20 a.m. Marvin Moon, Director Power Engineering Division, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP)
10:30 a.m. Corinne Ralph, Chief of Transit Programs, Los Angeles Department of Transportation
10:40 a.m. Zachary Kahn, Director of Government Relations, BYD
10:50 a.m. Early Adopter Fleets Panel
  • Clinton Bench, Director, UCLA Fleet & Transit
  • Len Engel, Executive Director, Antelope Valley Transit Authority
  • Michael Hendrix, Airport Maintenance Supervisor, Los Angeles World Airports
  • Tommy Melendez, Maintenance Manager, Los Angeles DOT
11:25 a.m. Infrastructure Solutions Discussion
11:45 a.m. Available Funding-Economic Case:  Tom Brotherton, Regional Director, CALSTART

Noon Box Lunches - Bus Test Drive/Ride & Drive to include BYD’s 40’ electric buses

1:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions

  • Fleet-Only Roundtable
  • Policy (non-fleet attendees) Roundtable