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New Cleaner Transport Facility to finance decarbonisation of European transport sector

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.

Bus industry needs to accelerate innovation to save fuel – and to tackle climate change

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 November 2016  •  Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director, UK Bus, Arriva

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.

New study suggests tramways have a smaller carbon footprint than BRT systems

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.

Reykjavík carbon neutral by 2040

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  13 October 2016  •  Hrönn Hrafnsdóttir, Department of Environment and Planning, Reykjavik City

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…

A battery bus – definitely not “one-size-fits-all”

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 August 2016  •  Jakub Slavik, consultant

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…

Life-saving air quality plans given green light in Greater Manchester

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…

Winning bids receive £30m share of low emission bus fund

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.

San Sebastian increases electric bus fleet

Industry news  •  11 July 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Two additional Irizar electric buses have been delivered to the Spanish city of San Sebastian, adding to an initial order in July 2014.

Paris now and the future

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  9 June 2016  •  Graham Ellis

Graham Ellis examines significant changes witness on the public transport system in Paris and discusses how future changes will directly affect bus operations.

Reading Buses confirms £1.3m order for Scania double deck CNG buses

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.

Political leaders must step-up delivery on sustainable mobility in Europe

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.

UK demand for new low emission buses surges ahead

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.

Bristol welcomes pioneering electric buses

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).

World’s first Euro 6 double-deck gas-powered bus chassis launched

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.

Government announces £7m fund for installation of green bus technology

Industry news  •  4 January 2016  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced £7 million funding to fit nearly 450 buses in England with green bus technology in a drive to cut harmful emissions in towns and city centres.

 

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