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County Puts Battery-Powered Electric Buses on the Road for Testing
BROWARD COUNTY, FL– Broward County Transit (BCT) is putting a battery-powered electric bus on the road starting June 12, 2019. The bus has been added to BCT’s fixed-route schedule and will service 10 different routes over the next month.Customers get to ride free of charge. Buses will be prominently marked "100% Battery Powered."

Over the next several months, BCT will test numerous battery-powered electric buses, made by different manufacturers to obtain the best and latest technology as it prepares to add electric buses to its fleet.

“We hope that our customers will enjoy the smooth, quiet ride and USB charging ports as BCT tests the buses reliability and their ability to withstand South Florida’s weather conditions. This environmentally-friendly and economical technology is the future of public transportation and we want to make sure we get the very best the industry has to offer,” said Broward County Transportation Director Chris Walton.

BCT has been approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to purchase five battery-powered electric buses that are scheduled to be put into service in early 2020.

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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:  June 11, 2019 
CONTACT: Gwen Belton, Transit Manager, Marketing/Customer Relations/Communications
PHONE: 954-357-8366