Archer Public Affairs Senior Director Richard Mroz presented commentary with a panel of experts on electric vehicle (EV) deployment for public transportation fleets at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Sustainability & Multimodal Planning Conference, held July 28-30 at the Westin Waterfront in Boston. Mr. Mroz as a former regulator presided over the initiation of a comprehensive EV stakeholder process while serving as NJBPU President.

Mr. Mroz discussed the regulatory issues, challenges and reforms around expanding large scale deployment of EV fleets such as buses and heavy commercial vehicles in port and logistics industries, among others. He and the other panelists presented national trends on legislative regulatory and industry operational updates, and examined project development for large-scale commercial charging infrastructure and its financing. Other discussion topics included grid capacity, costs, parking spot locations, evolving technologies, ride-sharing, commuter and para-transit, and environmental benefits.

The APTA is a nonprofit international association of more than 1,500 public and private sector member organizations. APTA is the only association in North America that represents all modes of public transportation, including bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne services, and intercity and high-speed passenger rail. APTA membership is engaged in every aspect of the industry – from planning, designing, financing, constructing and operating transit systems to the research, development, manufacturing and maintenance of vehicles, equipment and transit-related products and services. Click here to learn more about the APTA. 

Mr. Mroz is Senior Director for Strategic & Regulatory Affairs for Archer Public Affairs. He provides strategic business and regulatory affairs advice to clients, with a focus on the energy and utility industries. Mr. Mroz works with clients nationally, with a regional concentration in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, DC.  Based in Trenton, NJ and Harrisburg, PA, Archer Public Affairs is a non-legal consulting business affiliated with Archer & Greiner, P.C. 

Archer provides a full spectrum of services to clients in the energy, water, wastewater, telecommunications, and public-utility sectors, including administrative, regulatory, project development and transactional counseling. For decades, Archer has represented and advised regulated public utilities, generation companies, renewable energy developers, and financers, and advocated to federal, state and local officials on their behalf.

Mr. Mroz can be reached at 856-261-3066 or