Zero Emission Buses in the North East
Transport North East, working in partnership with Go North East, Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council, recently submitted a full Business Case to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Zero Emission Buses Regional Areas programme (ZEBRA) to deliver 73 zero emission buses to the streets of the region. This followed the North East’s successful Expression of Interest, which is available to read here.
Unfortunately, we received news in March 2022 that our ZEBRA funding bid had been unsuccessful. We’re now working closely with the Department for Transport to fully understand the reasoning behind this decision.
In the interim, we will continue to seek additional funding opportunities to invest in our public transport network and bring new sustainable modes of transport to the North East, so that we are able to deliver our region’s Transport Plan.