Broome Buses to Get Federally-Funded Upgrades
More details are coming out on just where money from the bi-partisan Infrastructure Deal will be channeled locally.
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York on November 9 announced $27,339,077 is headed to Broome County for the B.C. Transit bus service. The Democrat says the bill invests in modernizing public transit over the next five years.
The Senate Majority Leader says the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will provide $11-billion over the next five years for transit agencies across New York State. That would be the largest federal investment in public transportation on record.
For areas outside of New York City, the Democrat says $156-million will head to Buffalo, over $105-million to the Albany-Schenectady area and over $55-million to Syracuse. $17,813,002 is going to TCAT in Ithaca.
Schumer says five billion dollars of the package is focused on replacing deficient transit vehicles, including buses, with clean, zero-emission vehicles.