New York State Spends $4.2 Million For Clean Fuel Buses
New York State is granting more than $4.2 million to five local government and transit agencies for the purchase of clean fueled hybrid electric and compressed natural gas buses.
The New York City Department of Transportation will receive up to $1.4 million to purchase 20 hybrid-electric buses. Broome County Transit will get $1.15 million to purchase five hybrid-electric buses.
Up to $800,000 will go to the Westchester County Department of Transportation to purchase five-hybrid electric buses, and up to $750,000 will go to the City of Syracuse for the purchase of five hybrid-electric buses.
The Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, on Long Island will receive $115,000 to convert seven existing diesel buses to compressed natural gas.
The regional and county transportation agencies participate in a consortium formed by the state to help reduce the cost of hybrid buses and to bring smaller bus fleets into the hybrid bus market.
The grants will be supplied through the state’s Clean Fueled Bus Program, which to date has provided more than $28 million to municipalities and local transit agencies to assist with the purchase of 563 hybrid electric and natural gas buses.
The Clean Fuel Bus Program is funded through the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). This is the seventh round of funding under the Program.
Provided by the Environmental News Service.