Registration & Check In 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Session 4. Infrastructure Scale Up


These two panels will focus on how infrastructure plays a pivotal role in zero-emission bus deployment as ZEB fleets are expanded. Careful planning on infrastructure scale up is key to control budget and serve as a blueprint for future deployment. Infrastructure scale up needs to provide both capacity and flexibility, enabling a transit operator to expand its fleet of ZEBs from a few buses to many hundreds. Standardization must also be considered as part of the expansion.


Session 4.1. How and When to Scale Up Electricity Charging Infrastructure

8:30 AM-9:45 AM


Kylie McCord
Senior Engineering Consultant


Roland Cordero
Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology
Foothill Transit 

Lars Peters
Director, Utilities and Public Agencies

Kevin Christopher
Senior Manager - eBus Solutions

Damon Hannaman
Senior Advisor of Account Management
Southern California Edison


Break 9:45 AM – 10:00 AM


Session 4.2. How to Scale Up Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure

10:00 AM-11:15 AM


Jeff Serfass
Executive Director
California Hydrogen Business Council  


Chris Kretz
Business Development Manager
Air Products

Jeff Allen
Director of Market & Business Development
NICE America “(China Energy)”

Stephen Szymanski
Director of Business Development,
Projects and Government


Ryan Erickson
GM, Strategic Development
Trillium, A Love's Company

Al Cioffi 
Plug Power

Keynote Speaker & Award Ceremony

11:15 AM-11:45 PM

Richard Corey
Executive Officer
California Air Resources Board

Marvin Crist 
Antelope Valley Transit Authority


Lunch Break, Visit to Showcase & Networking 11:45 AM – 2:00 PM


Session 5. Utility Program Update 

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM

This panel will provide information from each major utility about on-going and planned programs to support electrification of transit buses.


Bill Boyce 
Manager Electric Transportation Research and Development
Sacramento Municipal Utility District 


Damon Hannaman
Senior Advisor of Account Management
Southern California Edison

Hannah Goldsmith
Deputy Executive Director
California Electric Transportation Coalition
(presenting for PG&E and SDGE)

LADWP (invited) 


Session 6. Workforce Training and Technology Trouble Shooting

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM

This panel will discuss several elements for a successful ZEB fleet deployment: (1) resources and timeframe for existing workforce training; (2) trouble shooting on new technologies and information sharing platform; and (3) support and funding for training needs.  


Salvador Llamas
Chief Operating Officer
AC Transit


Macy Neshati
Executive Director & CEO

Lauren Skiver
General Manager & CEO
SunLine Transit Agency

Robert Meyer
Director of Economic Development
Employment Training Panel

Nina Babiarz
Training Director
Southern California Regional Transit Training Consortium 

Bernie Kotlier
National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program


4:00 PM-4:30 PM

Michael Pimentel
California Transit Association

Jack Kitowski
Air Resources Board

Note: This event will be webcast and can be watched at
For topics discussed at each Session, transit agencies may submit questions ahead of
time by 5:00 P.M. (PDT)on February 1,
2019 to During the
symposium, questions can be submitted via
E mail at

Contact Us

Yachun Chow

Manager, Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Section at CARB.

Phone Number:
(916) 322-7450

Email Address: