[tabi] Re: Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Receives Additional $2 Million

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From: "City of Tallahassee"
Date: October 15, 2012, 11:14:59 AM EDT
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Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro
Receives Additional $2 Million

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ions/images/nrlogo3.gif> StarMetro Receives Additional
$2 Million

October 15, 2012
To Be Used for Electric Buses

StarMetro customers may soon be getting around town
using all-electric, zero-emission buses. Last week, the
Federal Transit Administration upped its award to
StarMetro for the Transit Investments for Greenhouse
Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) II grant by $2
million dollars. This increase gives StarMetro a total
of $7 million dollars to purchase five new clean, green
buses and to construct a charging station.

Last year, StarMetro signed a contract with Proterra,
Inc. for the production of these buses.

"As diesel fuel prices steadily increase, renewable and
sustainable transportation alternatives, such as the
Proterra electric bus, provide a transportation
solution that is not only clean, but reduces fuel costs
over the life of the bus by as much as 80 percent,"
said Ron Garrison, executive director of StarMetro. "We
are proud to be on the cutting edge of technology,
changing the transportation industry to better serve
our loyal customers and keep our impact on the
environment to a minimum."

StarMetro is the first transit agency in the state of
Florida to offer this innovative technology in its
fleet and one of the first in the United States. Only
two other transit agencies in the country offer these
types of buses.

"With the addition of these brand new all-electric,
zero emission buses, StarMetro customers will be the
first on the east coast to experience this
revolutionary technology," said Mayor John Marks. "We
can all be proud that Tallahassee is number one when it
comes to sustainability and innovation."

StarMetro expects to have its first all-electric bus in
service next spring.

For more information about StarMetro services, please
call StarMetro's main office at 891-5200 or visit
Talgov.com/starmetro. Other ways to view information
include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at
<http://www.facebook.com/starmetrotransit>  or
following the organization on Twitter at
<http://www.twitter.com/ridestarmetro> . 

Contact Information

Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Manager, 891-5564;
or Heather Teter, StarMetro Marketing Specialist,





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