Dan Raudebaugh has dedicated the last 28 years to fostering environmental and energy sustainability and creating jobs within US emerging technology sectors. As Executive Director for the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), he has developed, secured funding for, and managed a varied portfolio of cost-shared research, development, demonstration, and deployment projects exceeding $1.5 billion.
Mr. Raudebaugh leads a staff of more than 70 experienced engineers and project managers who are committed to improving the efficiency and sustainability of US energy and transportation systems. Under his guidance, CTE has successfully partnered with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Interior, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, NASA, and Federal Railroad Administration, among others.
CTE provides technical assistance to medium- and heavy-duty fleet operators to support the deployment of zero-emission vehicles. In particular, CTE’s experience in the transit sector is unparalleled, supporting more than 100 different deployments of battery electric buses across the US and Canada. CTE also has extensive experience bringing together industry stakeholders to develop and deploy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) and the supporting hydrogen infrastructure. CTE has managed more than 40 different projects to develop and deploy FCEVs and supporting infrastructure over its 30-year history. Mr. Raudebaugh also led his team in the active participation in both the FTA’s National Fuel Cell Bus Program and DARPA advanced vehicle development program.
No other organization or individual in the country has enjoyed such sustained success in integrating the advancements of small, start-up companies into the
global energy and transportation technology mainstream. Through his work at CTE, Mr. Raudebaugh ensures that new and promising technologies have the opportunity to flourish through demonstrations and ultimately deployment into the marketplace–thus reducing US dependence on foreign oil, cleaning the air, and
helping create US jobs in the critical technology sector. Mr. Raudebaugh and CTE have a long track record of sustained success. Operating as a non-profit
organization, CTE does not answer to stockholders and can remain free to independently explore and evaluate the most cutting-edge US technologies for deployment into the marketplace.