62 % of the New Jersey Transit’s fleet of 2,000 diesel-fueled buses, and an unknown percentage of 1,000 privately operated transit buses, either pass through or terminate in Newark.
Newark Liberty Airport has grown to be one of the major airports on the East Coast. Hundreds of shuttle buses, vans and SUVs and passenger vehicles provide service and transportation for the airport.
The Port of Newark/Elizabeth is the largest marine facility on the East Coast. Off–road container cargo movers, and short haul transportation vehicles, are very low efficiency major consumers of diesel fuel.
Every day, 71,000 school children are transported in polluting diesel fueled school buses.
Approximately 60,000 commuters drive their cars and terminate in Newark every day.
Newark TIGER Project- a proposal was submitted to the US DOT for 50 fast charge battery electric transit buses and charging stations, 25 of the buses would be used in the Newark area. The US DOT, however, did not fund vehicles under the TIGER program.
60,000 trucks exit the Bruckner Expressway each week into the Bronx. Long haul trucks deliver food to the Hunts Point Food Market. Smaller vehicles then distribute the food within the City. Sludge from some of the City’s waste water treatment plants is trucked to a local sludge drying plant.
New York City Transit has a major depot in South Bronx. NYC Transit has a fleet of 5,000 transit buses.
Every day thousands of school children are transported in polluting diesel-fueled school buses.
The Veterans Administration has five hospitals in the metropolitan region one of which is located in the Bronx. The VA has a fleet of 500 to 600 gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicles.
As funding becomes available NTEA will initiate one or more projects in the Bronx.