Sector rallies to ensure a smooth transition to zero emission buses for rural services

A Taskforce of industry experts has outlined how rural areas can become a driving force for the UK’s transition to a zero emission bus fleet. It calls for local transport authorities to produce decarbonisation strategies and for long-term Government investment. Buses already provide a green and sustainable travel option, with one double decker bus capable […]

New Net Zero Bus Taskforce launched to keep rural services connected

A new taskforce to help rural bus services smoothly and sustainably transition to zero emission technologies has been convened by a leading transport body. Without a clear roadmap to help operators decarbonise longer distance services in more remote areas and the end of sale date for diesel buses not yet confirmed, the Confederation of Passenger […]

Bus operators need extended emergency funding to avoid radical cuts in services

Almost a third of bus services in England could be cutwithin weeks if the government does not make “critical decisions” to extend emergency funding, bus operators have warned. Bus services were supported by grants during the pandemic when customers were advised to avoid unnecessary travel, but funding is due to expire on 5 April, with passenger numbers still […]


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