Three Western New York projects are receiving $487,600 to support transportation-related projects aimed at reducing use of fossil fuels.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the state Department of Transportation are providing $1.2 million to a total of 11 businesses, nonprofits and research institutions across the state.
Buffalo Carshare received $250,000 to “demonstrate, evaluate and quantify the economics and environmental benefits” of battery electric vehicles in its hourly car-sharing format.
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus received $162,000 to develop a program to use smart-card technology to provide easy access to alternative transportation options, such as bus, rail, car sharing, bike sharing, secure bicycle storage and reserved parking for car poolers and alternative fuel vehicles.
GObike Buffalo received $75,000 to help develop a new bicycle master plan for the city to reduce auto traffic and improve the quality of life.