Cuomo Announces Electric Transportation Initiatives
On the New York State agenda is to mitigate climate change, improve air quality and create healthier communities.
According to a news release from the Governor's office, Andrew Cuomo has announced initiatives to increase the number of electric buses to create cleaner transportation around New York State.
Some of the initiatives include 16.4 Million dollars towards electric bus expansions, and another two and a half million dollars in incentives to school bus drivers' for recruitment of cleaner forms of transportation.
The goal is to eliminate polluting vehicles' and reduce greenhouse gas emissions' as part of the national clean energy and climate goals' through the climate leadership and community protection act.
In addition, through the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program, additional funds would be provided for other municipalities and businesses that are purchasing new electric vehicles.
In the news release Governor Cuomo says "Through these initiatives, bus operators will now have the support and resources they need to modernize their fleets, reduce emissions and ensure underserved communities have cleaner public transit options as we work to further reduce our carbon footprint."
The state’s goal is to ultimately decarbonize transportation by rapidly increasing the number of charging stations to reach approximately 10,000 charging stations across New York State by the end of the year and had offered over 30,000 drive clean rebates to help residents purchase electric vehicles.
More than 73 thousand electric vehicles have been sold in New York since 2010.
More information about Clean Transportation New York HERE