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Broward County Transit Awarded $2.25 Million to Buy Electric Buses

BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Broward County Transit (BCT) is proud to announce that the Federal Transit Administration has awarded BCT with a $2.25 million Low- or No-Emission grant to replace aging buses with electric buses, and to install solar collectors.

Broward County is currently using federal formula funds and a previous Low- or No Emission grant to purchase 15 electric buses. This recent FTA grant will be used to buy additional buses.

“We are excited to bring more of this technology to Broward County and to South Florida. The electric buses are environmentally friendly- decreasing air pollution and lessening our carbon footprint. They will also provide a smoother ride for our customers and save the County money on fuel and maintenance costs. Our long-term goal is to convert to an all-electric fleet, “said Broward County Transportation Director, Chris Walton.

In June, the Broward County Board of Commissioners approved spending $4.7 million of its budget to buy five electric buses and charging stations.  Those buses are scheduled to be on the streets within year and will be used for BCT’s I-75 Express Service to Miami in partnership with FDOT, the Florida Department of Transportation.

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About Broward County Transit

Broward County Transit (BCT) provides safe, reliable and economical bus transportation via fixed route, express, community bus and paratransit services to its customers. Serving nearly 36 million rides to customers annually, BCT operates 44 routes within 410 square miles of Broward County, and provides service to parts of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. 

DATE:  August 24, 2018

CONTACT: Gwen Belton, Transit Manager, Marketing/Customer Relations/Communications

PHONE: 954-357-8366