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Green Transportation Funding Includes Engine-less Bus

BAE systems in Endicott has received millions of dollars to continue creating clean transportation.
 
The plant has developed an engine-free bus that has zero percent
emissions.

It is powered by fuel cells and is an all-electric drive vehicle. BAE is one of the consortiums receiving part of 13.6 million dollar federal grant to continue creating the fuel cell buses.

Peter Rogoff, an administrator of Federal Transit for the U.S. Department of Transportation visited BAE Thursday and said the fuel cell buses will help with the country's clean energy future.

"By the year 2050 we're going to have 100 million more citizens here in the U.S. and we're going to be able to move those people around in the cleanest possible way we can if we're going to have breathable air."

Tompkins County Bus System, the T-Cat, will be one of the first transit companies in the country to purchase the zero emission buses.

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