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Schumer, Clinton Announce Almost $2 Million For New MTA Buses And Maintenance Equipment

Washington, DCSenators Charles E. Schumer and Hillary Rodham Clinton today announced a grant of $1, 942,653 for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to purchase six replacement buses and associated capital maintenance items, from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Nassau Countyowned bus depots in Rockville Center and Garden City are the recipients of the six replacement buses.

This grant gives the MTA the necessary funds to upgrade its bus fleet and provide its passengers with reliable and environmentallyfriendly service. Transportation improvements are always a winwin for the entire region, said Schumer.

These buses are not only an integral part of Long Islands mass transit system, they are helping to keep our air clean at the same time. This funding will help Nassau County upgrade its bus fleet with more compressed natural gas buses which is good for passengers, pedestrians and the environment, Senator Clinton said.

The $1,942,653 grant will allow the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to procure six replacement compressed natural gas 40 buses and associated capital maintenance items. Last year, the MTAs Long Island buses provided over 30 million rides and boasted a bus fleet of 415 buses, one of the largest fleets in the country.