Trinity Metro Launches ‘The Dash’ Electric Bus Service
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The Fort Worth Transportation Authority, otherwise known as Trinity Metro, has officially launched The Dash, an electric bus service in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.
The previously announced line comprises four battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE buses manufactured by New Flyer, which celebrated the launch on Monday alongside Trinity Metro’s president and CEO, Bob Baulsir, who welcomed state, county and city leaders and transit stakeholders.
“This is an exciting day for Fort Worth and Tarrant County,” Baulsir said. “The Dash will provide a zero-emissions, high-frequency option for daily trips to popular destinations. This public/private partnership is a great example of how groups can work together to provide innovative transit solutions.”
“New Flyer commends Trinity Metro on its evolution to zero-emission mobility and commitment to improving quality of life for the surrounding community,” said Chris Stoddart, president of New Flyer. “We’re delighted to support Trinity Metro in its pursuit to providing Forth Worth residents with a cleaner, more livable city.”
The North Central Texas Council of Governments provided grant funding for the purchase of buses and a charging station. Community investors that have made a three-year financial commitment to The Dash service include the City of Fort Worth, Blue Zones Project – Fort Worth, Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, and Visit Fort Worth.