Greener vehicle fund given £1m boost

A FUND which allows bus firms to buy greener vehicles has benefited from a £1 million investment from the Scottish Government.

Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson announced the money for the Scottish Green Bus Fund as the Scottish Government published plans to capture what it called the "enormous opportunities" of a low carbon economy.

The fund, which has already benefited from a 3.4m investment, provides bus operators, local authorities and regional transport partnerships with funds to help with upfront costs of buying low carbon buses.

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Mr Stevenson said: "I'm delighted to announce another 1m for the Scottish Green Bus Fund to further reduce transport emissions.

"This comes on the same day as we publish our Low Carbon Economic Strategy, which outlines plans to create new green jobs and seize the opportunities the low carbon market offers."