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

  • From: "Easy Talk" <Easytalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 06:45:04 -0400

Interesting, Wonder if we will be able to hear them?


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynn Evans 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 2:15 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Fwd: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Receives 
Additional $2 Million

  Sent from my iPad

  Begin forwarded message:

    From: "City of Tallahassee" <City_of_Tallahassee@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
    Date: October 15, 2012, 11:14:59 AM EDT
    To: <austin.evans60@xxxxxxxxx>
    Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Receives Additional 
$2 Million

          City of Tallahassee / News Release  
          Communications / City Hall / Tallahassee FL 32301 / 850.891.8533  

          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 

          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 
Facebook.com/starmetrotransit or following the organization on Twitter at 

          Contact Information

          Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Manager, 891-5564; or Heather 
Teter, StarMetro Marketing Specialist, 891-5206 


Other related posts: