New York To Buy Clean Fuel Buses

State to spend $4.2 million on 163 new clean fueled buses including 35 hybrid-electric and 128 natural gas buses.

Published: 03-Jan-2002

ALBANY, New York, January 2, 2002 (ENS) - New York State plans to spend $4.2 million in Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act funds to help purchase 163 new clean fueled buses throughout the state.

The $1.75 billion Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act was proposed by Governor Pataki and approved by voters in November 1996. It provides $230 million for clean air projects. To date, $25 million has been committed to clean fuel buses.

The latest round of the Bond Acts Clean Fueled Bus Program will assist in purchasing 35 hybrid-electric buses and 128 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses that will be used in New York City, Rochester, Syracuse and Long Island.

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