The county has reduced the emissions from its bus fleet, requiring the buses to operate using ultra-low-sulfur diesel fuel and is retrofitting its buses with filters to further reduce emissions of air pollutants.

The county recently bought hybrid vehicles and is monitoring their performance to see if additional vehicles should be purchased. The county has bought and will continue to buy hybrid vehicles for its motor fleet and will assist local governments and school districts with reducing its emissions from motor vehicle fleet.

The county Board of Legislators has mandated that all county diesel vehicles and county contractor diesel vehicles use ultra low sulfur diesel fuel and be equipped with filters to further reduce air pollutants.

The county entered into a “Statement of Intent” with other suburban counties, New York City and the state Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to work together to further reduce emissions from engines and vehicles that operate in their jurisdictions, with a focus on diesel emissions.

The airport integrates environmental values into its activities and maintains an environmental management system in accordance with the ISO 14001 Standard.