Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
AC TransitAlameda-Contra Costa Transit is one of the largest public transit operators in the United States, with a fleet of nearly 800 buses and an annual ridership of over 70 million passengers. It serves over 1.3 million people living in 13 cities in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Oakland, Berkeley, Newark, and Fremont. In November 1999, AC Transit had the opportunity to briefly operate and test a prototype hydrogen fuel cell bus, and concluded that this technology is one of the most significant environmental promises of the future. It subsequently became a member of the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP) and embarked upon an aggressive fundraising campaign that resulted in nearly $14 million in state, local, and federal grants to support a fuel cell demonstration program.