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Small changes to how we travel are essential to helping the environment and improving our health, demonstrates new report

  • Shifting journeys from car to bus and coach once a month could save millions of tons of C02e emissions
  • Half of Brits would take the bus more if services were better
  • Just one fully loaded bus can take 75 cars off the road
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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: Why it’s a priority at First Bus

Gareth Hind, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) at First Bus, discusses the importance of ED&I, First Bus’s plans to build a work culture that supports ED&I, and why it’s necessary to make small incremental changes to make a difference.

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Why the time to diversify our transport and STEM industries is now

Isabel McAllister recently completed First Bus’ new exec team when she joined First Bus as Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of sustainability from her time in the built environment sector. For International Women in Engineering Day, she reflects on what she wants women who are considering joining the industry to know, and why it’s so important to improve gender diversity in STEM.

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First Bus team raises vital funds for Action for Children with epic bike ride challenge

A crack team of cyclists from First Bus have raised over £10k for Action for Children, following a monumental bike ride challenge from London to Paris.

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First Bus celebrates completion of UK's largest rapid EV charging hub at flagship Glasgow depot

Glasgow is now home to the UK’s largest electric vehicle (EV) rapid-charging centre as First Bus completes the major transformation of its flagship Caledonia depot.

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First Bus celebrates appointment of new Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer

First Bus is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Sustainability and Compliance Officer, Isabel McAllister, who joins the Executive Team from Mace, in the built environment sector.

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First Bus celebrates new Zero Emission Mission Milestone after ZEBRA bid success

First Bus and their four local authority partners celebrate funding bid success for four regions through the DfT's ZEBRA scheme to land a further 125 electric buses

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First Bus MD celebrates the women of bus on International Women's Day

First Bus MD Janette Bell committed to challenge bus industry stereotypes today and everyday as we celebrate the trailblazing women of bus on International Women's Day

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First Bus to invest £35m in green transport for Glasgow and Aberdeen with ScotZEB funding from Transport Scotland

  • First Glasgow and First Aberdeen have been awarded a combined £18.6m in ScotZEB funding and will deliver 74 new electric vehicles across both cities.
  • First Bus will invest a further £16.4m to further increase its zero-emission fleet.
  • Over 40% of vehicles operating out of First Glasgow’s Caledonia and Scotstoun depots will be fully electric and zero-emission by Spring 2024.
  • First Bus will future-proof its Scotstoun and Aberdeen depots with installation of the required electrification infrastructure.
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First Bus announces official appointment of new Managing Director for Scotland

First Bus, Scotland’s largest bus operator, has announced the official appointment of Duncan Cameron into the role of managing director.