WEBINAR: On the Road to Fleet Electrification With Foothill Transit

Transportation electrification provides potential for electric growth within a utility’s service territory while supporting transportation decarbonization within the region.


Transportation electrification provides potential for electric growth within a utility’s service territory while supporting transportation decarbonization within the region. Enabling beneficial transportation electrification requires collaboration among a multitude of stakeholders who are at different points on their journey, have different levels of industry knowledge, and view it from different perspectives. Fleet electrification involves myriad considerations but, through collaboration and effective planning with stakeholders — especially electric utilities — the transition can be successful.

Foothill Transit has been an industry leader for zero-emission buses. Foothill Transit has deployed more than 30 battery electric buses and installed both plug-in and overhead charging infrastructure, and it is currently implementing a road map to transition its fleet of 370+ buses to zero-emission vehicles. Join our presenters as they discuss the transportation electrification journey from Foothill Transit’s perspective.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • Operational implications associated with electrification
  • Infrastructure investment required to transition a fleet
  • Magnitude of potential future load for electric utilities
  • How and where utilities can participate in the journey
  • Assessing other zero emissions technology
Kyle Pynn — Moderator
Project Director, Burns & McDonnell

As director of electric vehicle infrastructure at Burns & McDonnell, Kyle Pynn, PE, works with utilities and fleet customers as they prepare for the transition toward transportation electrification. He brings more than 30 years of engineering, construction, design, maintenance, procurement and finance experience to the table. Kyle is a licensed professional engineer, LEED green associate and master electrician.

Roland M. Cordero
Director of Maintenance and Vehicle Technology, Foothill Transit

As Foothill Transit’s director of maintenance and vehicle technology, Roland Cordero is responsible for procuring, deploying and ensuring the maintenance of transit vehicles and all related technology. He has more than 15 years of experience working in the transit industry in varying capacities, including finance, operations, facilities and fleet maintenance. Roland has been involved in the deployment of Foothill Transit’s electric bus project and full-electrification initiative since 2010.

Lucas McIntosh
Managing Director, 1898 & Co.

Lucas McIntosh, PE, LEED AP, is managing director of advisory consulting at 1898 & Co., a business, technology and security solutions consultancy, part of Burns & McDonnell. He has nearly two decades of experience in technical and economic evaluation, data analytics, and management of utility studies, strategies and programs. Prior to this role, he founded and led grid modernization and distribution planning for the firm, where he provided business analysis and implementation oversight for utility system development projects.

About 1898 & Co.

1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel your future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients. For more information, visit 1898andCo.com.

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