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USA: StarMetro Signs Contract with All-Electric Bus Vendor

Tallahassee, Florida – September 6, 2011 –

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.

“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.”

For more information about StarMetro services, please call StarMetro’s main office at 891-5200 or visit

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.


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