Tackling the challenges of climate change is a national priority and BusConnects will contribute significantly to that objective. Moving people from cars onto sustainable transport is essential in reducing CO2 emissions and addressing congestion.
Additionally, transitioning to a fleet of low and zero emission urban buses will contribute to a cleaner and more liveable city by reducing noise and air pollution.
This urban bus fleet transition is underway BusConnects Limerick. Electric double-deck buses are scheduled to enter service in early 2024. Work is on the way to deliver a new on site electricity substation, install charge points, carry out all civil & cabling works and the commissioning of the charging infrastructure.
The ultimate transition to zero emission urban buses will occur under the Government’s renewal programme, a process which has initially been encompassed within the BusConnects Dublin programme.
Sustainability and greener cities are cornerstones of the BusConnects programme. A new fleet of low and zero emission urban buses coupled with improved cycling facilities will result in more people using more eco-friendly modes of transport across the cities of Ireland.