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Investment in ultra low emission buses is welcome, but national strategy is needed

6 February 2019

Responding to news that the Government will award £48 million to operators and local authorities to help buy ultra low emission buses, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"Ultra low emission buses have a vital role to play in tackling air pollution and helping individuals and communities stay connected, and the Government should invest in ensuring new, green buses are deployed as quickly as possible.

"But our struggling bus network needs more than this. We need a national bus investment strategy to support and strengthen services across the country, and a new approach to rural transport that ensures those communities suffering from transport poverty and isolation are reconnected."‏

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or‏ ‏communications@bettertransport.org.uk

‏Notes to Editors‏

1. ‏Campaign for Better Transport‏ ‏ is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. We champion transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Our campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).‏

2. The Government's announcement can be read online.