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Ulster County puts its first electric buses on the road

Feb 16, 2022 12:30 am

Ariél Zangla is reporting for the Daily Freeman that Ulster County has put its first three electric buses on the road. “The goal we set, which I think we can exceed and we’re going to keep pushing on, is to reach 20 percent of our fleet by 2025,” Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan said during a press conference February 15. “And just with these three buses, that brings us to nine percent already towards that goal and we have at least nine more buses lined up in the coming years to continue to meet and hopefully exceed that goal that we’ve set as a county.” Ryan said the three electric buses will be powered with 100 percent renewable energy. The buses were purchased by Ulster County Area Transit, which was approved for nearly $1 million in funding from the New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The New York Power Authority provided the charging infrastructure and the Ulster County Area Transit depot was equipped with wiring upgrades to allow for expanded charging and the development of renewable energy technologies. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.