STV to lead SamTrans BEB charging infrastructure upgrades in South Base Bus Yard

STV to lead SamTrans BEB charging infrastructure upgrades in South Base Bus Yard Image credit: SamTrans

STV has signed a contract with the San Mateo County Transit District (SamTrans) to spearhead battery-electric bus (BEB) charging infrastructure upgrades at the South Base Maintenance and Bus Yard in San Carlos, California. The agency recently procured 37 BEBs to replace end-of-life diesel buses, prompting the urgent need for charging infrastructure at its South Base division.

Aiming to establish a total of 147 bus charging stations at South Base, this ambitious endeavor will be executed in two phases, with Phase 1 focusing on the first 37 stations and Phase 2 incorporating the remaining 110 stations. STV will provide comprehensive engineering and architectural design services for all 147 charging stations, along with charging infrastructure, transit operations, maintenance equipment and transit technology.

The project is a key element of SamTrans’ Innovative Clean Transit Plan, which guides the District’s transition to a 100 percent zero-emission fleet. SamTrans is set to complete zero-emissions transition by 2034, six years ahead of the California Air Resources Board deadline. 

STV secured this project as its first task order under its current 6-year general engineering on-call contract with SamTrans, awarded in June 2023.

Source: STV