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LEZ Support Fund Drop-In Event for Taxi Operators

Thursday October 17th, 2019

An event to highlight the availability of grant funding of up to £10,000 to retrofit taxis so they meet LEZ emission requirements to protect public health; has seen operators attend in their numbers to find out more.road1

The Transport Scotland drop-in event at the Wise Group’s office in Glasgow, follows the announcement of a new Retrofitting Fund which will make available £1.09 million in 2019/20; to convert taxi, van and HGV engines or exhausts in order to help commercial vehicles comply with Low Emission Zones in Scotland. Depending on uptake, this Scottish Government funding is anticipated to increase every year until 2021/22.

The council has engaged widely with the taxi trade to raise awareness and knowledge of Glasgow’s LEZ. We have also looked at licensing policies to ensure that operators are supported to achieve compliance by December 2022, which is when the LEZ emission standards will apply to all vehicles entering the city centre zone, including taxis and private hire vehicles.

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