Optare partners with Transport for London and the London Transport Museum as sponsor of the Year of the Bus 2014

Optare is delighted to be partnering with Transport for London and The London Transport Museum as an official sponsor of Year of the Bus, recently launched by The Mayor of London.

Following last year’s successful celebration of 150 years of the London Underground, the Year of the Bus 2014 will celebrate a heritage of travelling by bus and the enormous contribution and central role buses, and their drivers and operators, make to keeping London’s population and the UK’s economy going every day.

Enrico Vassallo, Optare’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “As a leading UK bus manufacturer, I’m delighted Optare is supporting this special focus on bus travel through the high profile activities of the Year of the Bus.

“This also represents a unique opportunity to partner with Transport for London, and we look forward to working together to celebrate bus travel and demonstrating Optare’s latest technology to reduce the environmental impact of buses,” he continued.

Another highlight of Optare’s activities this year will be the launch of its double decker bus in May which will offer a new and efficient choice for operators in London and other cities across the UK.

Optare is proud to have a leading, proven range of electric and hybrid buses already in use in other UK cities and Europe, and has won several awards for this technology, including the ‘Excellence in Technology’ category at the National Transport Awards 2013, the prestigious Innovation Award from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and the Environmental Improvement Award from the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

For further information please contact:
Rebecca Green, Marketing Co-ordinator
T: +44 (0) 7810 158 415


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