Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Third Round of Green Bus Funding Announced

On the day that the Chancellor made his Autumn Statement, Transport Minister Norman Baker revealed that a third round of Green Bus Funding - with £25m in grants - will go ahead.
Making his announcement in front of hundreds of operators at the UK Bus Awards in London on Tuesday, he said: “I have been up and down the country meeting with bus operators and manufacturers, and one of the things they have consistently been asking for is another round of the Green Bus Fund. “I am therefore delighted to announce that they have got one.
“A further £25m to fund greener buses across England and a welcome boost to jobs and manufacturing. “This is in addition to the £47m that has already helped bus operators to put 540 new low carbon buses on our roads.
Great British buses have always been attractive ways to get around, and Britain is fast becoming a world leader in clean, green bus manufacturing.
This new money will help the industry create even more skilled jobs and get our economy growing"

Source: routeONE Live News