[tabi] Re: Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Signs Contract with All-Electric Bus Vendor

  • From: K4NKZ Jim <k4nkz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:58:52 -0400

yes! wile its running over us!

Have A Nice Day, From, K4NKZ Jim B.D.T.B.

On 9/6/2011 8:03 PM, Lynn Evans wrote:
Will we be able to hear this bus as it comes down the road?
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*Subject:* City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Signs Contract with All-Electric Bus Vendor


*StarMetro Signs Contract with All-Electric Bus Vendor*

StarMetro, the City's mass transit provider, is one step closer to making its fleet more environmentally friendly. StarMetro signed a contract with Proterra Inc. for the construction of three brand new, zero emission, all-electric buses and a charging station.

electric bus"By replacing three of our diesel transit buses with all-electric buses, StarMetro would realize the elimination of almost 260 tons of carbon dioxide annually," said Ron Garrison, executive director of StarMetro. "StarMetro is dedicated to exploring and providing new, green technologies for the citizens of Tallahassee, and these all-electric buses are an integral part of that commitment."

Last year, the Federal Transit Administration awarded StarMetro over $5 million dollars in monies from the Transit Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) II grant to pursue all-electric buses.

"We hope to have these new buses on the streets serving our customers in the spring of 2012," Garrison said.

Proterra Incorporated developed and has deployed the world's first battery electric transit bus that can charge to full power in under ten minutes. Its first fleet is in operation at Foothill Transit in Pomona, Calif. The next two locations where its electric buses will become operational are San Antonio, Texas, and Tallahassee.

"We are thrilled to be working with StarMetro on this deployment," said Marc Gottschalk, chief business development officer for Proterra. "They are on the leading edge of transit agencies who recognize that battery electric buses are the best option to combat unpredictable fossil fuel prices while providing passengers a clean, quiet ride to their destination."

For more information, please contact StarMetro at 891-5200 or visit Talgov.com/starmetro <http://www.talgov.com/starmetro/index.cfm>. Other ways to view information include liking StarMetro's official Facebook page at Facebook.com/starmetrotransit <http://www.facebook.com/StarMetroTransit> and following StarMetro's official Twitter page at Twitter.com/ridestarmetro <http://twitter.com/ridestarmetro>.

*Contact:* Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Administrator, 891-5564; or Heather Teter, StarMetro Marketing Specialist, 891-5206


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