ZEBRA North East

In April 2021, the Government launched the Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) 2021-2022 scheme that will allow areas, led by local transport authorities, working in close partnership with bus operators or as consortia with more stakeholders, to bid for funding to purchase ZEBs and the infrastructure needed to support them.

In August 2021, it was announced that the North East Joint Transport Committee working in partnership with Go North East, Durham County Council and Northumberland County Council has been successful in an initial Expression of Interest in an effort to secure 73 new zero emission buses for the North East.

Transport North East Expression of Interest form

NECA JTC January 2022 Meeting – Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas – Business Case Approval

NECA JTC January 2022 Meeting – Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas – Full Business Case

Equalities Impact Assessment Survey launched:
Delivering Zero Emission Buses in the North East” / Transport North East
26th November 2021 / also archived here

Announcement of successful initial expression of interest:
Delivering Zero Emission Buses in the North East” / Transport North East
6th August 2021 / also archived here