One of the new buses
ALBANY – Four new buses are now in service as part of Rockland County’s Transport of Rockland (TOR) fleet. They replace some of the fleet’s oldest vehicles.
The buses – two 29-foot and two 35-foot vehicles – feature low-floor design for easy boarding; a front door wheelchair access ramp; front and rear and street-side destination signage; “stop request” signal buttons and touch tape; and bike racks. The two larger vehicles also have rear exit doors.
The buses use ultralow sulfur diesel fuel, are equipped with particulate traps and have engines that are certified to the most current EPA standards for particulate matter.
The Federal Transit Administration paid 80 percent of the $1.5 million total cost with 10 percent coming from the state Department of Transportation and 10 percent from local transportation funds.
TOR operates 10 local bus routes in Rockland County.