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8 new low carbon buses for Bath

March 23, 2024 by Don Foster MP in Don in Bath, News

Today Liberal Democrat Minister for Transport, Norman Baker has announced that Bath is to welcome 8 new low carbon buses as part of the Coalition Government’s Green Bus Fund.

A grant totalling £650, 442 has been provided to First Somerset & Avon for the new fleet of green buses that will emit one third less carbon than their diesel counterparts.

Commenting, Don Foster, MP for Bath, said:

“Buses are a crucial part of Bath’s infrastructure so as a Liberal Democrat I am absolutely delighted that we are backing the environment and making significant investments in low carbon transport”

“Bath residents make good use of our buses but my Liberal Democrats colleagues and I want to get more people out of their cars and on to public transport – this is all part of our commitment that makes the Coalition Government the greenest government ever ”

Welcoming the news, Roger Symonds, Liberal Democrat Council Cabinet Member for Transport added:

“This excellent initiative and award by Norman Baker MP will help us, through our partners First, to deliver an excellent P&R service with these hybrid buses. It will also help the council towards its carbon reduction targets and in making our air quality better.”