The Zero Emission Buses Regional Area scheme has awarded 12 local transport authorities with a portion of £198.3 million to purchase zero-emission buses, which will equate to 943 alternative power buses being rolled-out on England's roads.
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Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA)
Greater Manchester could soon see a big boost in funding as proposals including new rail stations and new bus routes are considered by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Greater Manchester leaders have detailed plans for its green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and to accelerate the region's 2038 zero carbon ambitions, including a Clean Air Plan and a set of minimum standards for taxi and private hire services.
The proposals include company profits being shared with the region's transport authority to further improve services and connectivity.
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is the first city-region in the UK to launch a public consultation on a proposed bus franchising scheme.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has published a plan to double the number of rail journeys in the city-region by 2040.
The Mayor has set out his plan for a London-style integrated transport system for Greater Manchester and calls on central government to once and for all close the North-South divide.