Presidio Trust: PresidiGo Capital Plan
The Presidio Trust is a federal agency that manages the Presidio of San Francisco, a 1,500-acre former military post at the northern tip of San Francisco, in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The Presidio Trust preserves the park’s unique historical and natural resources and provides recreational access at no cost to taxpayers, by raising revenue from leasing homes and commercial space throughout the Presidio. The PresidiGo transit system consists of three transit routes that serve transportation needs of the residents, employees, and visitors: one shuttle between downtown San Francisco and two circulator routes through the Presidio. The PresidiGo transit fleet consists of a mix of cutaway-style transit buses and heavy-duty transit buses.
In 2018, the Presidio Trust asked the Volpe Center to assess the benefits and challenges of transitioning its fleet from Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Battery-Electric Buses (BEB) and to develop a potential transition plan given the fleet’s capitalization, operations and maintenance needs, charging infrastructure requirements, and concurrent development plans in the Presidio that will impact transportation operations. The PresidiGo Capital Plan presents a technical analysis and conclusions regarding the management of the future transit fleet.
Final Report, February 2019: