Jaimie Levin is the Director of West Coast Operations for the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) located in Berkeley, California. CTE is an Atlanta-based NGO that develops and manages advanced technology transportation projects focusing on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.
Prior to joining CTE, Mr. Levin was the Director of Environmental Technology at AC Transit, where he was responsible for the Bay Area’s advanced fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) demonstration program (ZEBA – Zero Emission Bay Area). In that capacity, he raised $88 million in grant funds and private contributions to build and manage a fleet of 12 energy-efficient, zero-emission fuel cell buses, five hydrogen fueling stations, three solar-powered stations, and a highly efficient stationary fuel cell power system fueled with biogas. In late 2016, Mr. Levin’s proposal to expand the use of FCEBs in California was awarded a $22.3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board. Another $23 million in federal and regional funds will be used as match to build 20 FCEBs and two large-scale hydrogen refueling stations.
In 2006 Mr. Levin was awarded the San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s “Excellence in Motion” award for his environmental work. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Energy honored him with their “Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Special Recognition Award,” and in 2013, AC Transit’s environmental program under Mr. Levin’s direction was recognized by California Governor Jerry Brown with the “2012 Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award” (GEELA).
Mr. Levin holds a Masters of City Planning degree (MCP) from the University of California at Berkeley. He is CTE’s representative to the California Fuel Cell Partnership advocating for the commercialization of fuel cell technology. He also serves on the advisory boards of UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) and the Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) at Humboldt State University.