Goodwill argued that buses are not a ‘urban vs rural’ issue, and that all communities rely on the existence of a bus network, which should be factored into the Government’s support for the industry.
He maintained that delivery of the Government’s promise of 4,000 zero-emission buses would be welcomed by the public.
The industry believes that the introduction of private finance can achieve greater impact and social benefit for every pound of taxpayer funds used. Investing in zero-emission buses would therefore provide an ‘instant, much-needed boost’ across the UK bus manufacturing industry.
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