Lincolnshire bus company calls for tougher action on air quality

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A regional bus company has called for tougher action on air quality and has held an event in Lincoln to raise awareness.

Stagecoach East Midlands celebrated the annual Green Week from June 5 and June 9 by calling for communities to be protected from increased pollution in towns and cities.

The company is mid-way through a five-year environmental plan called ‘Shared responsibility, shared future’ that has seen it team up with the Carbon Trust.

So far, the group has reduced their carbon intensity by 30% since 2007-08, achieving the target 12 months ahead of schedule.

Throughout Green Week a ‘Meet the Manager’ event was held in Lincoln giving people the opportunity to chat about their local bus services.

Assistant operations manager in Lincoln, Phil Gibbons, said: “The sessions gave us a chance to answer customers’ queries about our routes and timetables.

“There was also lots of interest in the construction of the new Lincoln City Bus Station. It’s always good to have a chat with our regular bus users for feedback on our services.”

Stagecoach aims to further reduce carbon emissions from buildings, fleet and cut water consumption and improve its waste recycling rate by 2019.

The company was recently awarded Carbon Trust Standard for reducing their carbon footprint, becoming the first public transport operator to have its boundaries certified outside of Europe.