Greater Manchester Mayor makes zero-emission bus pledge

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Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester, has joined other European leaders in signing a declaration of intent for the city to make the switch to a zero-emission bus fleet.

He was joined by a number of other city mayors – as well as French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne – to sign the pledge at the annual European Metropolitan Transport Authorities (EMTA) conference, held in Paris this month.

The collective ambition of the EMTA is to achieve low to zero-carbon transport networks in cities and metropolitan areas across Europe.

This declaration of intent follows the Mayor’s Green Summit in March, where Andy Burnham made a similar pledge – hoping to speed up the process by using powers recently granted to directly elected mayors.