Earlier this week I joined with my fellow legislators and NICE Bus CEO, Jack Khzouz, to announce the planned purchase of six new electric buses for NICE’s fleet. Later that same day I was part of a unanimous vote approving the purchase.
Not only will these zero-emission buses, improve air-quality, but it is estimated that each electric bus will save up to $125,000 in maintenance and up to $400,000 in fuel savings over their 12-year lifespan. With gas prices surging nationwide and increased environmental concerns being raised, these eco-friendly buses are the smart way to ease our carbon footprint and gas use here in Nassau County. The buses are expected to be rolled out in the Fall and will be the first of their kind in service on Long Island. Please click on the link below to see one of the news stories that covered this announcement: https://www.cbsnews.com/newyork/news/nassau-county-greenlights-7-5-million-for-6-electric-buses/
As always, please feel free to contact me with any thoughts and ideas you may have with respect to the County or on any particular issue that you think I may be able to assist you with. You may contact me at (516) 571-6214 or by email at LSchaefer@NassauCountyNY.gov
Laura M. SchaeferLegislator, District 14