CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. -- Four new buses are now in service in Rockland County's Transport of Rockland (TOR) fleet. The total cost for the purchase of the four buses, related equipment and warranties is approximately $1.5 million, County Executive Ed Day announced.
No Rockland County tax dollars were used to purchase the vehicles. The bus purchase was made using 80 percent Federal Transit Administration funds, 10 percent New York State Department of Transportation dollars and 10 percent local transportation funds.
The new buses replace some of the fleet's oldest vehicles.
The buses — two 29-foot and two 35-foot vehicles — are painted in the traditional white and green TOR colors and feature a low-floor design for easy boarding. The vehicles also include front door wheelchair access ramps; front, rear and streetside destination signage; "stop request" signal buttons and touch tape; and bicycle racks.
The two larger buses also have rear exit doors. The Gillig buses utilize ultra low sulfur diesel fuel, are equipped with particulate traps and have engines that are certified to the most current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards for particulate matter.
TOR operates 10 local bus routes within Rockland County, including the TOR Nos. 59, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 97, Loop Nos.1, 2 and 3. For further information on TOR and other transit routes serving Rockland County, visit rocklandbus.com, call the Transit Information Center at 845-364-3333 or email inquiries to TransitHelp@co.rockland.ny.us.
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