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Schoharie County Acquires Six Volts, Three Highway Trucks Through Federal Grant

Written By Editor on 12/30/13 | 12/30/13


In what started as a simple motion at the September 20th, 2013 county board meeting by Gilboa Town Supervisor Tony Van Glad to purchase several low-emission vehicles through the federally funded CMAQ grant, has turned into the talk of Schoharie over the county's recent acquisition of three diesel highway trucks and six Chevy Volts.  
 
 
Two of the Volts parked outside the Department of
Public Works building in the Village of Schoharie
CMAQ, which stands for Congestion Management and Air Quality, is a federally funded program through the Federal Highway Administration that seeks to decrease harmful pollutants and encourage the use of environmentally friendly transportation methods and low-emission vehicles by state and local governments through the use of grants.
 
The Chevy Volt can operate on either gasoline or electric
 
According to county officials, the overall cost for the six vehicles was roughly $900,000 with the CMAQ grant covering 80% of the bill. The Daily Gazette reported on Friday that the Department of Public Works plans on using two of the Volts and both highway trucks, while the other four are available to other agencies in county government.
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