With riders making over 66,000 journeys on its e-scooters during the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Voi's sustainable mode of transport helped take more than 26,000 unnecessary car journeys from Birmingham's roads.
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The new investment will allow National Express Ireland to accelerate the decarbonisation of its public transit fleets by procuring zero-emission vehicles, including hydrogen-powered coaches for inter-city coach travel.
By significantly improving connectivity to the wider region, the new extension will support local businesses, as well as provide visitors to the 2022 Commonwealth Games with a convenient and frequent transit service.
Residents and spectators attending the 2022 Commonwealth Games will now be able to access Voi's affordable and sustainable mode of transport to travel around Birmingham at any time.
In order to improve access to transport - as well as to tackle social isolation and improve mental health - National Express has expanded its Ring and Ride door-to-door minibus service in the West Midlands.
Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar TD, has highlighted the key role that Irish businesses are playing in achieving sustainable transport commitments in the UK.
The 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell double decker buses have been hailed as a key step towards tackling the city’s poor air quality and achieving the council’s net zero carbon target.
Investment has been secured by Birmingham City Council, including £2.92 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and through its newly-procured EV Network Development Partner, ESB EV Solutions.
The introduction of 5G services supports the West Midlands Combined Authority’s strategy to give consumers and businesses in Birmingham and the surrounding area the very latest digital communications.
The money will help ensure congestion management is as effective as possible, whilst giving road users up-to-date information and advice.
A new one-year feasibility study, focused on connected and autonomous vehicle data and behaviour, could ensure the vehicles meet the needs of both regulators and customers.