Bus Operators To Share Clean Bus Technology Funds

Funding is being offered to bus operators across England to equip buses with emission cutting technology and offer passengers better journeys.

£5 million has been secured for the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015 and will allow local authorities to bid for up to £500,000 – enough to retrofit hundreds of buses that will reduce emissions and improve air quality.

The fund is open for bids until the end of October, with a particular focus on pollution hotspots in cites and urban areas. The winners will be announced towards the end of the year.

Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: "The £5 million Clean Bus Technology Fund will provide hundreds of cleaner buses to improve air quality in towns and cities across England and I urge local authorities to submit bids.

"The funding will also support the British industries helping deliver the technology. Today's announcement continues the government’s commitment to improve air quality by upgrading existing vehicles on the road while also backing the low-emission solutions for the future."


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