first_imgThe buses are set to go into service Friday, joining the county’s existing fleet of 12 hybrid electric buses. The county recently purchased three hybrid electric buses from BAE systems in an effort to curb carbon emissions, cut fuel use and improve air quality in our community. BAE systems currently has more than 12,000 hybrid-electric buses in service in cities across the globe. The buses were purchased using funds from a $2 million grant awarded in 2018.center_img BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Broome County is going green! “The fact that they have this technology, it makes them run more efficiently, it saves the taxpayers money. The president was talking about, when they go into certain areas, they just go right to their battery,” says Broome County Executive Jason Garnar.last_img read more

first_imgThe situation echoed 2014, whencandidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah alleged massive fraud by eachother, forcing the United States to broker a “power-sharing arrangement” thatmade Ghani president. Both men, front-runners again, saidthey would not accept a similar arrangement. Results are expected on Oct. 19. Ifneither man wins over half the votes, a runoff would take place. Turnout was an estimated 2.6-millionvotes, about one-quarter of eligible voters, following Taliban’s threatsagainst voting stations.(Reuters) Around 4,500 complaints were filedsince the Sept. 28 election. The Independent Election Commission said on Sundaysome biometric verification machines were lost. KABUL – Despite pulling off a saferpresidential election than expected, Afghanistan looks for a prolonged periodof political uncertainty, with two front-runners claiming victory even beforeballots are tallied.  Afghan election commission workers transfer data from biometric devices to the main server at a warehouse in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 7. REUTERS/MOHAMMAD ISMAILlast_img read more