Cllr Andy D’Agorne, the Green Group leader, has welcomed news that the Monks Cross Park & Ride is to get a new fleet of electric buses. He is calling on Ian Gillies, the newly announced Conservative Executive Member for Transport and Planning, to confirm that this kind of investment in local green jobs and modern public transport will be continued under the new Conservative/Lib Dem administration.
In the current budget, agreed prior to the election, Green councillors secured funding for an electrically-powered free city centre shuttle bus to be trialled for six months. It is unclear whether or not this will survive in the revised budget to be put forward by the new administration in July and Cllr D’Agorne urged them to give the trial the go-ahead.
Read more about the new fleet of electric buses for the Monks Cross Park & Ride here.