Summary of Replacing KCIs compressed natural gas shuttle buses with electric shuttle buses

Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Organization: Kansas City, MO
Contact person: Kenneth Williams
Title: Fleet Manager, KCI Airport
Phone: 8167190667
Organization address: 601 Brasilia Ave
  Kansas City, MO    64153

General Information

G8.1 Project title: Replacing KCIs compressed natural gas shuttle buses with electric shuttle buses
G8.2 Project description: This project will replace four CNG shuttle buses with electric shuttle buses. These shuttles travel 60,000 miles per year, spending a significant amount of their time idling. The goal of this project is to reduce NOx emissions by 1.27 short tons annually and CO2 by 382.5 short tons annually.
G8.3 Project contact: Kenneth Williams,; 816.719.0667
G1. Project Type: Alternative Fuel Vehicles & Infrastructure
G2. Funding Stream: CMAQ
G3. TIP Number:
G4. State: Missouri
G5. Project county: 1. Platte
G6. Project municipality: 1. Kansas City, MO
G7. Multiple agencies / jurisdictions? No
G8.4 Purpose and need: The purpose of this project is to replace aging fleet vehicles with cleaner options that rely less on carbon-based fuels. The vehicles are used to transport passengers, who are subject to exhaust buildup. Cleaner vehicles impact the health of the passengers, as well as the overall air quality surrounding the airport.
G9. Origin and ending
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G10. Functional Classification: Not Applicable
G11. In Transportation Outlook 2040? No   Decade:   --Select--
G12. Muli-Agency Plan? Yes
This project implements the Clean Air Action Plan for Kansas City through Strategy 11.2 - Encouraging the Use of Alternative Fuels.
G13. Included in a CIP? No
G14. Planning stage: Conceptual Plan
G15. Reviewed by state DOT? No
G16. Right-of-Way acquisition: All acquired or none needed
G17. ROW by local public agency process manual? No
G18. Other unique local goals and objectives? No
G19. Transportation Disadvantaged Population:
G20. Relevant Public Engagement: The airport transportation planning meeting were open to the public.
G21. Planned Public Engagement: The airport will work to publicize the switch to electric vehicles using traditional and social media. The airport will also work to broadcast the success of the project in partnership with the Kansas City Clean Cities coalition.
G22. Sustainable Places Criteria: ---------------- ---------------- ---------------- --------Optimize Parking------- Renewable Energy--------------- ------
G22.1. Describe CSP relationship: The switch from natural gas-fueled to electric vehicles reduces the use of fossil fuels to reflect the electrical grid, which contains a 13 percent renewable energy profile. The project also optimizes parking by encouraging the use of shared parking arrangements and managing parking on the block scale.
G23. Implements Sustainable Places Initiatives? No
G24. Serves Regional Activity Center? Yes
Less-Intense and Less-Walkable Centers This project enhances the connectivity of the KCI transportation network by improving the quality of the transportation options available to passengers. By reducing emissions, it also contributes to a healthier environment in and around the airport.
G25. Environmental justice tracts? No
G26. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions? Yes
This project reduces greenhouse gas emissions and the use of carbon-based fuels by replacing compressed natural gas shuttle buses with electric shuttle buses. Based on the average electricity source profile for the region and the average mileage each vehicle travels in a day, we expect to see reductions of NOx emissions by 1.27 short tons annually and CO2 emissions by 382.5 short tons annually.
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G28. Community Links at Watershaed Scale:
G29. Explain local land use or comprehensive plans:
G30.1 Complies with MARC’s CSP? Yes
G30.2 Exception to the MARC CSP? No
Traveler Type (All Ages & Abilities)
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Project Financial Information

CMAQ Federal amount 480  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Match amount: 120  (Thousands of $)
CMAQ Year requested: 2022
Source of Local Match: Kansas City International airport funds
Explain: This assumes a per vehicle cost of 500,000 (based on previous experience), compared to 350,000 for a CNG model, for an incremental cost of $150,000 per vehicle. The airport is prepared to provide a 20% match.
Scope Change: The scope will not be affected if the project is phased.
Cost Breakdown:
Highway:   %
Transit: 100  %
Bike:   %
Pedestrian:   %
Other:   %

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