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Cleaner buses for Yorkshire

Cleaner buses for Yorkshire

Published at 6:01am 3rd January 2016. (Updated at 4:12pm 4th January 2016)

More than 120 buses in places including Harrogate, York and Leeds will be fitted with green technology to help improve air quality.

Government funding is being awarded to local authorities to introduce technology which will cut harmful emissions by up to 90% in pollution hotspots.

The buses upgraded through this fund will complete 420,000 journeys a year in Yorkshire.

Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: "Greener buses mean a cleaner town and city centres for Yorkshire and a healthier environment for everyone. The 121 upgraded buses that will soon hit the roads in Yorkshire continue our commitment to better air quality by investing in greener transport.

"By targeting pollution hotspots and backing the low-emission technology of the future, we are making the right long-term decisions to improve people's lives."

To secure funding, councils had to show evidence that the technology would reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by at least 50%.

They must continue to monitor the schemes and provide evidence of their effectiveness.