UITP is proud to announce it has published a new report aiming to support the bus sector in the complex process of bus fleet renewal and ultimately further the uptake of clean bus technologies.
The use of low carbon technologies in the urban transport sector is key to reducing greenhouse emissions and air pollution and to achieve sustainable and liveable cities. Even though the contribution of urban buses to local emissions is already very low, many bus fleets in Europe have non optimal emission standards, and policies on decarbonisation and clean technologies are driving both the market and cities towards cleaner bus fleets.
Therefore, in the coming years, many operators and cities will focus on replacing older bus fleets in an accelerated pace to reach the targets on the transition to a decarbonised and climate neutral bus fleet.
To further advance sustainable urban mobility and the uptake of clean buses, UITP is working with various national and international Partners, like the World Bank, EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) and GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit). One of the recent initiatives is the Action towards Climate-friendly Transport (ACT) coalition, which was launched at the UN Climate Summit 2019.
Now, building on those collaborations, UITP has launched the Bus Fleet Renewal Checklist: a new decision support tool for bus operators, municipalities, and PTAs in the process of bus fleet renewal.
Developed by the UITP Bus Committee, the Checklist naturally fits in UITP’s toolbox approach and UITP’s efforts on clean bus fleet renewal, including EU-projects such as ZeEUS and ASSURED and initiatives such as the Clean Bus Europe Platform.
As a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility, UITP is internationally recognised for its work to advance the development of this critical policy agenda. UITP has a long history to its name, and is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.
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