Bringing Electric Buses to Buffalo, New York

News from the Sierra Club chapter in Buffalo/Western New York

Posted June 5th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Buffalo, New York – We’re involved with an exciting campaign to eliminate greenhouse gases and other pollutants from public transportation by working with the NFTA to bring electric buses to WNY. 

It’s the wave of the future and we invite you to ride it with us!

As part of this initiative we’ve arranged for an electric bus to be in town at the Allentown Art Festival and the Elmwood Farmers’ Market on Saturday, June 10th. 

This month’s Writers Group Session will focus on this effort and will feature electric bus expert Judah Aber – see below and please join us on Thursday, June 8th.  We can use help with the Saturday events and with ongoing petitioning – to volunteer contact Rick Steinberg at 881-3585.

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One response to “Bringing Electric Buses to Buffalo, New York

  1. Every time Niagara Falls has a chance to buy or replace buses our Mayor and City Councilors fail to choose electric. We sport unnecessarily large and inefficient (given that they are rarely filled beyond 50% capacity) WEGOs, all consuming and spewing fossil fuels. Niagara would do better to purchase smaller, more numerous, electric people movers. Their numbers on the road would and should be adjusted daily or weekly based on need thereby eliminating the inefficient monoliths that currently pollute our air and clog traffic (have you had the misfortune of following one down the Parkway??). Further, none of our local touring buses are electric, many have poorly maintained or antiquated emission controls and year after year we continue to allow the worst offender of all, the double decker buses, to churn out the worst kind of blue smoke. I could extend this discussion to include taxis that are in constant violation of idling (and parking) bi-laws throughout the casino and hotel district. What IS the message Niagara Falls is sending?


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