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Composite Image by Dave Lucas (WAMC)

Two Albany-area Assemblymembers  have joined the push for ride-sharing companies to be allowed to operate across New York.

Mark Schmidt/University at Albany

Car-sharing services are becoming more commonplace in the United States. Albany now has two, enabling mobility for drivers without the hassle of using an auto-rental company.

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On Monday, in the western Massachusetts town of Greenfield, state Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan announced a new statewide grant program that will assist communities in investing in electric vehicles and infrastructure.

WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Secretary Sullivan about the new strategy to reduce the state's reliance on fossil fuels.

Secretary Sullivan and other state officials will also join residents in the town of Chelmsford to mark the launch of the program.