PSTA to get new buses | Environment
Pinellas County, Florida -- In about a year, residents will be seeing new environmentally-friendly PSTA buses all across the county!
The Federal Transit Authority has awarded the PSTA $2.6 million to replace aging buses in the fleet with new fuel-efficient, disel-electric hybrid buses.
“After months of record ridership, we’re ecstatic to be replacing our old 29-foot diesel buses with new 40-foot diesel-electric hybrid models,” says PSTA CEO Brad Miller. “Best of all, the new models can carry 50% more passengers each along with being significantly more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.”
PSTA says the current buses have surpassed the federal mileage and service requirements, and with ridership increasing by more than 32 percent since the last time they were bought a year ago, it was time for them to be replaced.
The funding is part of the nation’s State of Good Repair program, which helps transit agencies keep vehicles in safe operating condition.
To learn more about PSTA’s green efforts, visit http://www.psta.net/environmental.html.