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Broward County Transit Tests Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology
BROWARD COUNTY, FL -  Broward County Transit (BCT) will test a hydrogen fuel cell electric bus as part of its campaign to find and incorporate the best electric bus technology into its fleet.  Fuel cells combine hydrogen and oxygen to generate power. Fuel cell buses emit a minimal amount of water and heat as a discharge and, according to the manufacturer, they double the range of battery electric buses. 

The bus will be on display from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, Friday, September 13, 2019, at BCT’s Copans Road Transit facility, 3201 Copans Road, Pompano Beach, FL. The bus is owned by Stark Area Regional Transit Authority, which has 13 hydrogen fuel cell buses in its fleet.

“We want to test and compare fuel cell electric technology with battery electric buses. Over the past few months, we have put battery electric buses, made by different manufacturers, to the test and learned a great deal as we zero in on what will work best for BCT, our customers, and our community," said Broward County Transportation Director Chris Walton.

BCT has tested electric buses manufactured by BYD, New Flyer and Proterra.

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:  September 12, 2019 
CONTACT: Gwen Belton, Transit Manager, Marketing/Customer Relations/Communications
PHONE: 954-357-8366