New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority

At a Glance


Government/Public Administration

Project Types

Clean and Renewable Energy, Data Analysis, Zero Emission Vehicles, Freight and Logistics




New York, NY


Xing assessed select aspects of the operational and cost performance of the MTA’s electric bus fleet to help inform and support the MTA’s long-term bus electrification strategy.


The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the largest public transit authority in the United States. One of its missions is to transform its 5,800 buses into a zero-emissions bus fleet by 2040. The MTA Strategic Initiatives team enlisted Hon Xing Wong (Xing) to assess select aspects of the operational and cost performance of its current electric buses to support the MTA’s long-term bus electrification strategy.


Xing worked on the following projects at the MTA:

  • Electric Bus Fleet Assessment Project: New York State Public Service Commission issued an order for utilities in NY state to provide fleet assessment services to fleet owners interested in electrifying their fleet. Xing supported discussions of one such project at the MTA.
  • Con Edison SmartCharge Program: Xing analyzed, compiled, and submitted monthly charging performance data on the MTA’s operational electric buses to Con Edison to claim off-peak charging incentives as well as incentives associated with not charging during CSRP (Commercial System Relief Program) hours during the summer.
  • Per Bus-Mile Cost Comparison: Xing completed an analysis comparing the cost per bus-mile for AEB (All-Electric Buses), Diesel, and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) bus fuel types. This analysis will underpin policy advocacy by the MTA to improve economics of AEBs compared to diesel and CNG buses. 

Potential Impact

Xing’s work with the Smart Charge Program helped generate incentive payments for the MTA’s all-electric bus fleet for the months of March to July.

The financial analysis of cost per-bus mile of different bus fuel types aids the MTA in advocating for policy changes to improve the economics of all- electric buses.

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