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Rockland adds four buses to TOR service

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NEW CITY — Four new buses are now serving riders of Rockland County's TOR service, replacing some of the fleet's oldest vehicles.

The buses have a low-floor design to make it easier to get on and off. They also feature front door wheelchair access ramps, stop request buttons and bicycle racks.

The buses costs $1.5 million and were purchased using federal, state and local transportation funds, but no county tax dollars were used.

Gilling manufactured the buses — two 29-foot and two 35-foot vehicles — which run on ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and have engines that meet federal standards for capturing particulate matter.

Transport of Rockland operates 10 bus routes within the county, serving thousands of riders each day.

Four TOR buses from 1998 — three with more than 500,000 miles — were retired last year and the county bought four used buses from upstate to serve as back-ups. In the spring, the county added 19 new mini-buses to its TRIPS paratransit fleet.


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