Birmingham Clean Air Zone: No charges for drivers for first two weeks

The Clean Air Zone is within the A4540 Middleway and will be used to encourage drivers of the most polluting vehicles to upgrade or replace their vehicles with cleaner ones

Liverpool buses run on vegetable fat

Six buses in Merseyside are running on recycled vegetable oil. Merseytravel and Stagecoach Merseyside are launching the initiative as part of an EC-funded project to promote the production and use of sustainably produced biofuels in transport. The two-year trial will see six Stagecoach vehicles run on a blend of biodiesel supplied by north-west producer Convert2Green. […]

Low carbon economy could drive bus renaissance

Concerns about climate change could lead to a renaissance of the bus, a session at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has heard. National Express Group’s environment director Nick Coad said environmental legislation had focused on improving local air quality. As a result, modern engines are cleaner but consume about 20% more fuel. He […]