Five LTAs win fast-track ZEBRA funding

The UK Department for Transport has confirmed that funding worth almost £71million has been awarded to the first five local transport authorities under a ‘fast-track’ process for the ZEBRA scheme which funds zero emission buses. The funding will support up to 335 zero emission buses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority; Kent County Council; Leicester City Council; Milton Keynes Borough Council; and Warrington Borough Council.

The October 2021 spending review announced a further £150million would be available to support the ZEBRA scheme, taking the total funding available for the scheme to £270million in the financial year 2021 to 2022, from the initial allocated £120 million.