Consultation on low-carbon funding
The Office for Low Emission Vehicles is consulting on the three-year £30million ultra low emission bus scheme for England and Wales which was announced earlier this year. It is to host a series of workshops next month ahead of publishing guidance in March for applicants for funds. Bidding is planned to close in September or October.
The scheme aims to increase the use of low and ultra low emission buses and improve air quality in urban areas. Funding will be available to offset the higher costs of low carbon buses and to support investment in supporting infrastructure.