will it benefit the people of Merseyside?
The people of Merseyside are the direct beneficiaries from the
CATCH and ECOtravel initiatives. Cycling and walking initiatives,
emissions reductions from new and existing ARRIVA buses, assessing
and reviewing air quality and implementing new measures to combat
rising levels of pollution can only be of benefit to the residents
of Merseyside. The introduction of much lower emissions diesel/electric
buses will obviously not solve any city wide pollution problems
overnight, however they will serve as a demonstration of what can
be done using a partnership based approach between Merseytravel,
Liverpool City Council, ARRIVA and other partners on Merseyside.
The lessons learnt are then transferred to Italy and Romania and
onto the EU were policy decisions are made.