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£3million clean bus funding for Greater Manchester

8 February 2018
Clean Bus Funding

Greater Manchester is set to get £3million funding to help reduce harmful emissions from the region’s bus fleet.

The money has been made available from the government’s national Clean Bus Technology Fund. It will be used to allow bus operators to ‘retrofit' vehicles with technology to reduce tailpipe emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) – one of the most harmful pollutants.

We will now ask Greater Manchester’s bus operators to bid for funding, targeting areas with high concentrations of NO2 to help clean up the air we all breathe.

Today’s announcement builds on previous successful funding bids, including the ‘Clean Air for Schools’ programme funded by the Department for Transport.

This saw 41 of our diesel Yellow School Buses retrofitted with air pollution control equipment that reduced nitrogen oxide emissions by 99%.

Read the full news release for more information.