U.S. DOT Giving Star Metro A Million-Dollar Re-Charge

Sep 21, 2017

Tallahassee officials are eagerly anticipating a million-dollar federal grant they hope to translate to a breath of fresh air.

The U.S. DOT is giving Tallahassee's Star Metro a $1 million grant to buy electric buses, like the one pictured above.
Credit Proterra

Star Metro is one of five agencies in Florida getting U.S. Department of Transportation dollars to pay for emission-free electric busses.

Mayor Andrew Gillum says it’s a way to shrink the city’s carbon footprint and encourage mass transit.

“We’re looking to replace some of our aging diesel busses with a 35-foot Proterra Catalyst, which is a fast-charge, battery electric bus.”

The other Florida winners are Jacksonville, Gainesville, and Pinellas, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties.