Funding and investment initiatives

Information on funding and investment initiatives submitted by the Partnership.

  • Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas  (ZEBRA) scheme

The ZEBRA scheme has been introduced to provide up to £120 million for local transport authorities (LTAs), outside London, to support the introduction of zero-emission buses and the infrastructure needed to support them. This funding will support the introduction of the 4,000 zero-emission buses announced by the Prime Minister in February 2020.

On 27 July 2021, Hertfordshire County Council was selected under the standard process to progress to Phase 2 of the competition to create a business case for investment.

On 26 March 2022 it was announced that Hertfordshire County Council has been selected to receive approximately £6m toward 27 battery-electric single-deckers for operation by Arriva Herts and Essex in Stevenage due to their successful business case.

ZEBRA Full Business Case