POLIS is among the first signatories to join the Clean Bus Deployment Declaration
Joined by the EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, European cities and regions, several vehicle manufacturers as well as Brussels based associations who are committed to making the transition towards a low carbon economy, endorsed the European Clean Bus deployment Initiative. Based on three pillars (public declaration, deployment platform and creation of an expert group) the initiative will bring together public authorities, public transport operators, manufacturers and financial organisations with the aim to consolidate expertise on technological, financial and organisational issues as well as:
- better exchange information
- better organize relevant actors and create coalitions
- leverage potential investment action
- issue recommendations on specific policy topics
The Clean Bus Deployment Declaration was signed on the 13 of July. Work on this started in 2016 when the European Commission organised several meetings with manufacturers, cities and transport operators in order to better understand the barriers that would have to be removed in order to have clean buses on European cities’ roads. Since then several meetings have taken place, which have resulted in the 3-pillar based approach.