Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton has welcomed the UK Government's new Zero emissions buses fund, which will put £120 million towards the acquiring and maintenance of zero-emission buses.
Over 4000 of these buses will be delivered to local authorities across the UK.
The programme is part of the Zero Emission Buses Regional Areas (ZEBRA) Scheme. The ZEBRA package comes alongside the green pledges outlined in the National Bus Strategy; the funding will boost the number of zero emission buses on our roads and will help us build back greener from COVID-19 as part of the UK Government's mission to decarbonise the entire transport network by 2050.
Jack Brereton MP said:
"Buses are one of the biggest polluters on our roads, particularly in terms of particulate matter. Rolling out zero emissions buses will greatly improve the air quality in our City Centres, and improve the lifespan of people living and working there.
This is therefore a major initiative and I will be working with Stoke-on-Trent Council to bring these to our city"