Preparing to launch a new transportation project can be daunting, especially when the stakes—and the likelihood of encountering challenges along the way—are high.

Two new technical reports from the Vehicle Technologies Office’s Technology Integration program aim to increase project success by providing stakeholders with insights into anticipating, mitigating, and avoiding common problems.

Designing a Successful Transportation Project: Lessons Learned from the Clean Cities American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects

This report summarizes project design and administrative considerations for conducting a successful transportation project. The findings presented in the report were garnered from interviews with principle investigators and nearly 50 Clean Cities coalitions involved in past transportation projects.

What Fleets Need to Know About Alternative Fuel Vehicle Conversions, Retrofits, and Repowers

There are a variety of options on the market for converting a new vehicle to run on alternative fuels or retrofitting an existing vehicle. Converting, retrofitting, or repowering a vehicle can result in long term return on investment while helping fleet managers achieve sustainability goals. This report provides guidance on technology options and considerations for fleets pursuing these options. It also provides best practices for selecting and working with project partners, service providers, and reputable vendors.

These resources can inform management practices and successful implementation of new clean transportation projects.