At APTA's 2010 Bus & Paratransit Conference & International Bus Roadeo
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
1:00 - 4:00 PM
This workshop will introduce you to FuelCost2, a newly developed Excel-based model designed to assist transit operators in their evaluation of fuel choices for new transit buses. FuelCost2 applies basic user inputs to provide simultaneous comparison of three purchase choices with respect to lifecycle costs and regulated emissions. A ranked comparison of other factors includes lifecycle greenhouse gas production, technology maturity, and regional economy.
After an overview of model input, output, and default data applications, the workshop will focus on customization of more detailed data used in the model to allow more specific comparisons.
Registrants will be e-mailed a copy of the FuelCost2 model (see “Requirements”, below), and are asked to bring a laptop with the downloaded file.
Attendees are encouraged to bring cost estimates (i.e., capital and O&M costs for buses and facilities) and emissions information on purchase options they are considering to customize their FuelCost2 output for their needs.
Who Should Attend
This is a must-attend event for bus procurement decision-makers and purchasing advisors. This workshop is open to all 2010 Bus and Paratransit Conference attendees.
To register and receive your copy of FuelCost2, please send your name, organization, and e-mail address to Delma Bratvold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Microsoft Office Excel 97–2003 or 2007
Note: FuelCost2 is a product of TCRP C-19, Guidebook for Evaluating Fuel Choices for Post-2010 Transit Bus Procurements: Update of TCRP Report 38