Bus systems in Europe: towards a higher quality of urban life and a reduction of pollutants and CO2 emissions

Concerning the announced EU policy initiatives towards cleaner air and a further reduction of CO₂ emissions of heavy duty vehicles (HDVs), the European bus sector welcomes these initiatives and underlines the contribution which buses and public transport in general already make towards these aims. This policy paper demonstrates the contribution from the bus sector towards a higher quality of urban life and a low-carbon economy, and gives recommendations how this contribution can be strengthened.