Centro is committed to sustainable forms of transport which benefit the environment and help to reduce global warming. It is especially important when you consider that road congestion on the West Midlands' busy roads costs regional businesses more than £2.3 billion a year..
Park and Ride
Centro's congestion-busting Park and Ride scheme takes 2.75 million journeys off the region's gridlocked roads and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 6,200 tonnes each year.
There are now over 6,500 free Park and Ride spaces in the West Midlands. These are calculated to take some 53,000 journeys off the road per week, saving 66,000 litres of fuel. This is the equivalent to 94 tankers a year.
Pinch Point Fund
Centro remains committed to further expansion of the Park and Ride network - wherever possible.
An opportunity was presented through the Pinch Point Fund by the DfT - to bid for funding to progress the next phase of this expansion.
Bus Shelter Lighting
Hundreds of bus shelters have been fitted with solar lighting and many more will be installed so passengers waiting for the bus can be seen more clearly. They will also have enough light to read new improved timetable information.
Solar-powered lighting, which recharges during the day to light the shelter at night, costs £600 less than a mains-powered unit and can save about £100 a year in electricity bills per shelter.
Our aim is for all shelters in the West Midlands to be fitted with cost-effective lighting.