Scotland offers £3m to roll out more green buses

The Scottish Government has announced a further £3 million for green buses in the country. It is inviting bus operators, local authorities and Regional Transport Partnership’s across Scotland to apply for a share of the fund towards the purchase of low carbon emission buses. The Scottish Green Bus Fund, now in its seventh year, aims […]

Scotland offers £3m for greener buses

Bus operators in Scotland are being invited to bid for a share of a £3 million fund to promote greener vehicles. The extra cash is being made available for the Scottish Green Bus Fund, which helps equip buses with technology to reduce fuel usage and emissions. Scottish Transport Minister Derek Mackay said: “Increasing the number […]

UK offers £5m for greener buses

The UK Government is offering £5 million for greener buses in a bid to cut pollution. Bus operators in England will be able to bid for up to £50,000 of the funding to fit technologies that help reduce emissions and improve air quality. It is open until the end of October, with a particular focus […]

Manchester to roll out free all-electric buses

Greater Manchester is set to launch its first fully electric buses, offering free rides to commuters. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said it has taken delivery of three new electric buses, jointly funded through the Department for Transport’s Green Bus Fund. The new vehicles will join an existing fleet of 17 hybrid electric buses and […]

More green buses to hit the roads with £2.4m fund

The Government has announced extra cash will be made available to bring more low carbon buses into service in a bid to cut pollution. The new £2.4 million funding will see 55 more green buses on the roads and will also be used to retrofit dozens more to clean up their exhaust fumes. Bus companies […]

Local buses get £5m fare to cut emissions

Local buses in towns and cities across England are getting £5million to cut pollution. Local authorities will be able to bid for grants of up to £1 million from the Department for Transport’s Clean Bus Technology Fund. The cash will go towards upgrading existing buses with cleaner engines or exhaust after-treatment equipment. Local Transport Minister […]

Scottish renewables ‘neglected’ by Westminster

Scotland continued to complain about being “neglected” by the UK Government as it today announced a £26 million funding to boost renewables and low carbon projects in the country. The investment is part of an overall £105 million package announced by Finance Secretary John Swinney last month for Scotland’s economic growth. This comes after the […]

All aboard the low carbon buses

It was all aboard green public transport today as Transport Minister Norman Baker announced £31 million will be spent on 439 low carbon buses. The Government’s Green Bus Fund will bring down fuel emission and air pollution levels, says the Department for Transport, with the cash meant to encourage bus operators and local councils to […]