Cardiff Capital Region Creating a Modal Shift in Sustainable and Clean Mobility
The Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority, which comprises the ten local authorities in South-East Wales, has announced notification of its successful application for a share of the Welsh Government Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Transformation Fund.
The award, which at £1.3m, constitutes the highest award made in Wales, follows a bid made by Merthyr Tydfil Borough Council in February 2020 on behalf of the region, to assist with the delivery of electric vehicle infrastructure for public use, taxis and private hire specific, and buses at various locations including transport hubs throughout the region.
This funding, being made available by the Welsh Government, is intended to assist in transforming the network to ULEV and help reach their targets of zero emissions from buses and taxis by 2028.
Award Criteria and Management
The conditions mandate that the £1.3m award to the Cardiff Capital Region is used as follows:
- £1,040,000 for Taxi ULEV Infrastructure
- £100k for Bus ULEV Infrastructure at the new Merthyr bus station
- £100k to prepare a full business case to deliver ULEV Infrastructure at transport interchanges; and
- £56k for EV Roadshow with Drive and Ride Opportunities.
All funding must be deployed by the end of the 2020/2021 financial year and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council will be the lead authority in the management of the ULEV.
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