14 July 2021 – The plan provides a world-leading ‘greenprint’ to cut emissions from our seas and skies, roads and railways, setting out a pathway for the whole transport sector to reach net zero by 2050.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said “Transport is not just how you get around. It is something that fundamentally shapes our towns, cities and countryside, our living standards and our health. It can shape all those things for good or for bad. Decarbonisation is not just some technocratic process. It’s about how we make sure that transport shapes quality of life and the economy in ways that are good.”
Starting with buses outside London, we want simpler, cheaper, often flat fares that you can pay with a contactless card, with daily and weekly price capping across operators. We must make buses and trains better value and more competitively priced.
Zero emission buses and coaches commitments made in the plan:
- To deliver the National Bus Strategy’s vision of a transformed bus industry and a green bus revolution
- Consult on modernising the Bus Service Operators’ Grant in 2021
- Support delivery of 4,000 new zero emission buses and the infrastructure needed to support them
- Deliver the first all Electric Bus Town or City
- Consult on a phase out date for the sale of new non-zero emission buses
- Consult on a phase out date for the sale of new non-zero emission coaches
Read the full announcement: Government publishes world’s first ‘greenprint’ to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport by 2050
Read the report: Decarbonising transport: a better, greener Britain