Millions on offer to local authorities to reduce air pollution from buses
Local authorities are being urged to bid for a share in a £5m government fund to allow them to retrofit buses with green technology.
Under the Clean Bus Technology Fund, local authorities could be granted up to £500k to install emission-cutting technology in a bid to reduce air pollution.
Funding submissions can be made until the end of October. The government is particularly keen to receive submissions from known pollution hotspots in cities and urban areas.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: ” (the fund) will provide hundreds of cleaner buses to improve air quality in towns and cities across England and I urge local authorities to submit bids.
“The funding will also support the British industries helping deliver the technology.
“It continues the government’s commitment to improve air quality by upgrading existing vehicles on the road while also backing the low-emission solutions for the future.
“This funding fits existing bus fleets with green technology which reduces NOx pollution from buses by at least 50 per cent.”
Find out how to submit a funding bid here.