Environment - Articles and news items

Going green: at what cost?

Issue 4 2017, Z homepage promo  •  31 August 2017  •  Professor John Miles

With expectations constantly rising for a greener future, Professor John Miles highlights some of the financial implications and barriers of truly sustainable urban transport.

UK government commits £11 million to greener buses

Industry news  •  30 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Local authorities and bus companies in the UK have been awarded funding by the government to help them buy 153 greener buses.

TRL is appointed to evaluate performance of low emission buses

Industry news  •  24 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

TRL has been commissioned to monitor and evaluate the performance and impacts of low emission buses in 13 locations across the UK.

Ontario to invest in electric school buses

Industry news  •  22 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, Ontario is investing in a new Electric School Bus Pilot Program.

Bristol gets first bio-gas bus powered by rotting food

Industry news  •  11 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

From August 2017, the people of Bristol will be able to catch a bus powered by bio methane, a renewable gas created from food scraps.

The world’s largest fleet of gas-fuelled double-decker buses is introduced

Industry news  •  11 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

Nottingham is in the process of introducing the world’s largest fleet of double-deck dedicated gas-powered Scania buses into service.

DC government awards contract for 26 new clean diesel buses

Industry news  •  3 August 2017  •  Eurotransport

The government of the district of Columbia has awarded a contract for 26 New Flyer Xcelsior® clean diesel powered, 40ft heavy-duty buses.

Portuguese eco-friendly travel scheme could soon be trialled in Manchester

Industry news  •  26 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

People moving to Greater Manchester could be sent a sustainable travel ‘welcome pack’ by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).

Bus & Tram In-Depth Focus 2017

Issue 3 2017, Supplements, Z homepage promo  •  12 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

In this Bus & Tram In-Depth Focus: Fuel cell buses – A flexible, zero-emission solution; ‘BusConnects’ – Improving services in Dublin; and Investing in change and laying foundations for the future…

Stagecoach calls for tougher action on air quality

Industry news  •  7 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

As part of its Green Week campaign, the Stagecoach Group has called for tougher action on air quality to protect communities across Britain.

US Department of Transportation announces $55 million in funding for clean buses

Industry news  •  2 June 2017  •  Eurotransport

The US Department of Transportation has announced the opportunity to apply for up to $55 million in competitive grant funding.

New fuel cell buses for Germany and South Tyrol

Industry news  •  30 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Wuppertal based WSW mobil GmbH has tendered the procurement of 63 fuel cell buses for operation in Germany and South Tyrol.

Thau Agglo order two electric buses for France

Industry news  •  8 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

Two Solaris 8.9 electric buses have been ordered by transport operator, Thau Agglo for Frontignon in France.

Government publishes its Air Quality plan for consultation

Industry news  •  5 May 2017  •  Eurotransport

The government has published a draft plan to improve air quality by reducing nitrogen dioxide levels in the UK.

Bus service operators must look to the future

Transport Extra, Z homepage promo  •  4 May 2017  •  Phil Bulman, Director and Transport Sector Specialist at Vendigital

Phil Bulman from Vendigital discusses what bus service operators must do in light of the government’s Air Quality Plan.