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AVTA Honored with 2016 Sustainability Award for Excellence

Lancaster – The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) has been selected to receive the 2016 Sustainability Award for Excellence in Green Region Initiative by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).

This prestigious award, which will be presented to AVTA at the 2016 SCAG Regional Conference and General Assembly in May, recognizes excellence in planning efforts from local agencies in sustainability. AVTA was selected to receive the award for its "100% Green in 2018" Electric Bus Conversion Project, a comprehensive plan to convert its entire fleet to all-electric zero emission buses over the next three years.

"Each year, SCAG honors projects that best exemplify the core principles of sustainability, and promote a cleaner, healthier, and happier Southern California," said Board Chair Marvin Crist. "We are extremely proud to be recognized for our commitment to emission-free public transportation in our community and beyond."

AVTA's plan to convert to all-electric buses was a perfect fit for the SCAG award's Green Region Initiative category, which evaluated the potential of AVTA's project to address climate change through the reduction of emissions, to promote energy efficiency and savings, and to promote overall sustainability on various resource issues.