The global centre for transport and mobility innovation, TRL, has been appointed to monitor and evaluate the performance of low emission buses across the UK.
The Department for Transport’s (DfT) Low Emission Bus Scheme has provided grants for the deployment of low emission buses and related infrastructure on existing routes.
Bus operators are using the funding to switch to electric, hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
TRL will carry out data collection and analysis of bus and infrastructure performance, cost savings and environmental impacts in 13 locations to create an insight report for the DfT and the bus industry.
This is expected to help government and bus operators make informed decisions about how best to develop their low emission bus fleets and infrastructure.
The trials are already underway and TRL will report on the interim projects findings in a year’s time.