The funding will help to plug the gap between the additional cost of running services as a result of COVID-19, and decreased ticket revenue collected by bus operators.
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More investment has been earmarked for sustainable transport projects by the Scottish Government, which is investing a further £7 million in two projects.
Statistics from Transport Scotland have revealed a decline in the number of journeys being made on some modes even before the pandemic hit.
It’s hoped the mobility hubs will reverse some of the negative effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on shared and sustainable transport in Scotland.
New tram lines could soon be built in Edinburgh while an overhaul of Glasgow’s transport network is on the cards with light rail, metro, and bus rapid transit systems all slated for development.
First Bus retrofits 1,000 buses in its UK network to comply with Euro VI emission standards as it seeks to operate a zero-emissions fleet by 2035.
Scotland’s national transport authority is dishing out £1 million in funding in order to promote MaaS solutions in the country.
A consortium of various stakeholders, including experts in hydrogen fuel cell technology, will work on converting an existing ScotRail train to hydrogen power.
Additional funding of up to £52.6 million will help operators cover the expected loss of fare-paying passenger revenue until 17 January 2021.
The funding aims to support the green recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, whilst improving air quality and supporting the introduction of Low Emission Zones in Scotland’s four biggest cities.
The app will provide instant information about access to buses, trains, car hire, car clubs, bicycle hire, air travel and ferries.
The funding is said to be particularly important with the recent return of schools in Scotland.
Project PACE is a strategic partnership with the Scottish Government and electricity network companies and aims to speed up the roll out of electric vehicle charging hubs.
The Scottish Government is providing additional funding to promote the uptake of e-bikes as lockdown restrictions ease and people begin to travel again.