The City Council of Granada and Transportes Rober boost the renewal of their vehicle fleet.
The Major of Granada celebrated that today is a good day for the Environment and Granada makes a quantitative step and appeal to the public to use public transport safe, approachable, sustainable and quality, so among all of us Granada improves in mobility, security and environment and reactivate economic activity.
Granada addes to cities that bet for a new mobility, safer and more sustainable, with the arrival to the city of 21 brand new hybrid buses to be incorporated to the urban public transport fleet, within the Renewal Plan of the Fleet signed between the City Council of Granada and the concessionary company of urban transport, Transportes Rober.
In the presentation of these vehicles, the Major of Granada has celebrated thattoday is a good day for the Environment and Granada makes a quantitative step forward /em> and appeal the public to use public transport safe, approachable, sustainable and quality, so among all of us Granada improves in mobility, security and environment and reactivate economic activity.
During his speech, Luis Salvador has appreciated Rober and Mercedes for their excellent technology and high reputation brand vehicles; the councellor and Mobility area for their outstanding work; and Junta de Andalucía for their multiple cooperative effort on the behalf of mobility in Granada and the associations and colletives of the sector, present at the act, for their contribution and support.
Referring to the slogan of the campaign of these new hybrid busese Y tú qué haces por la movilidad?, the Major has appealed the public to use public transport on their displacements around the city vehicles that have obtained the AENOR quality seal to certify safetyunos. He also, has appealed citizens to return gradually, with all protective measures, to normal life, mobility, consumerism and contribute to reactivate economic activity and employment.
Finally, the Major has englobed these new vehicles 21 buses up to a total of 39 in a year within the bet of local government for a green city, with endless current projects, like Huella Verde or tree planting and many other current and planned initiatives ato improve Granada in all its aspects.
En la misma línea, el edil de Movilidad, César Díaz, ha tildado a la jornada como un día histórico para la movilidad sostenible y ha recordado que la incorporación de los nuevos vehículos se enmarca en un plan de renovación de la flota; supone el mayor esfuerzo inversor en la historia de la concesión por valor de 12 millones de euros; y evidencia la apuesta del gobierno local por el transporte ecológico en los desplazamientos.
Referring to benefits of these new hybrid buses for the environment, Días remembered thatimply a reduction of CO2 pollution of more than 468.000 kg a year, and will help improve quality of air of the city and added that their emmissions are a 82% lower than maximum limit emmissions fixed by normative.
About the characteristics of the vehicles, as the councellor explained there are 5 articulated buses and 16 conventional 12 meters long, with the latest equipment innovations, as double space for disabled people, USB connectors inside the bus, or double manual-electric ramp, which gives a total accessibility.
Finally, the councellor has made reference to the effort that should be made between all to remove Granada from the national listing of more polluted cities and appeal citizens to to use the bus, but Light Rail too, bicycle, scooters, walking, enjoying our shops, our hostelry that also bet for a better Granada; and that is why we decided to dedicate these buses for their actions with a huge vinyl shown this summer.
The Delegate for Public Works of Junta de Andalucía, Antonio Granados has congratulated the City Council for a project that means investment and commitment with sustainability, security and accesibility; issues that are englobed in a common roadmap and schedule of work shared by both institutions, reasons why we will still working on.
Also the manager of Rober, Francisco Gámez, has remarked that the huge investment to make these buses come true have three main priorities of the concessionary: service to passengers and users, bet for a sustainable public transport and improvement of the conditions of workers, because these vehicles are their working tools.
Apart from institutional representatives of Junta de Andalucía, have joined the Major in this presentation of the new buses representatives of Hostelry, Tourism and Trade Federations, and other collectives and associations as Granada al Pedal, Gremial del Taxi, Cervezas Alhambra, or Granada en patín, among others.
Delegation of Citizens Safety, Mobility, Strategic Projects and Metropolitan Office.
City of Granada