Environment - Articles and news items
Industry news • 5 December 2016 • Katie Sadler, Eurotransport
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and European Commission have presented a new “Cleaner Transport Facility” (CTF) which aims to financing the decarbonisation of the European transport sector.
Kevin O’Connor, Arriva’s Managing Director, UK Bus, explains why the bus industry needs to innovate in order to cut fuel consumption and help tackle climate change.
Industry news • 7 November 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Results of a new study suggest over a 30-year period, a tramway system emits about half as much CO2 as a BRT system operated with diesel buses.
Reykjavik City aims to become carbon neutral by 2040. Here, Hrönn Hrafnsdóttir of the Department of Environment and Planning explains how strengthening the city’s public transport system will help the city achieve its goal…
Jakub Slavik, a consultant in transportation and public service management, takes a look at battery bus procurement and insists there is not a “one-size-fits-all” option…
Industry news • 1 August 2016 • Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
The Air Quality Action Plan, feeding into the over-arching Low-Emission Strategy, includes a range of measures to improve air quality and reduce emissions across Greater Manchester, focusing on ‘key priority areas’ in urban centres and near major roads which currently fail to meet UK Government and EU air quality objectives…
Industry news • 25 July 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
The UK government has awarded £30 million to thirteen successful bidders to purchase an additional 326 buses as part of the low emission bus scheme.
Industry news • 22 April 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Reading Buses has confirmed a £1.3 million order for five Scania double deck buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) from a bio-methane source.
Industry news • 18 April 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Markku Markkula, has called on local and regional political leaders to step-up support for sustainable mobility.
Industry news • 14 January 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
According to figures released today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the UK bus sector has witnessed a threefold rise in low emission buses and coaches registered in 2015.
Industry news • 13 January 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Operator First West of England has launched two revolutionary electric buses for service in Bristol in partnership with Department for Transport, Bristol City Council and University of the West of England (UWE).
Industry news • 12 January 2016 • Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport
Scania (Great Britain) has launched the world’s first Euro 6 double-deck gas-powered bus chassis, due for delivery at Alexander Dennis Limited’s (ADL) Falkirk plant for fitment of its body.