Decarbonising transport: a better, greener Britain
Following the recent publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan (TDP), it’s clear to see that, through the advances being made in cleaner modes of transport, the UK government are focused on fixing the damage done to our environment and moving towards net-zero emissions. Grant Shapps MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, refers to this as the ‘second, green, industrial revolution’ and adds that ‘it’s not about stopping people doing things: it’s about doing the same things differently’.
One key point raised in the document is the review of the existing Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) to ensure that the government funding stream is altered in accordance with their aims to make improvements to the sector, with environmental benefits at the forefront of their priorities. These changes aim to address the imbalance in financial support in place for zero-emission buses across England as opposed to that of diesel buses. The implementation of these zero-emission vehicles is a crucial factor in our plans to be net zero by 2050.
Mistral Group are committed to taking the steps within this plan. Click here for the full Transport Decarbonisation Plan.