Funding for green transport in rural areas


The Green Passenger Transport in Rural Areas (G-PaTRA) project will promote green transport and mobility by enhancing the capacity authorities to reduce CO2 from personal transport in remote, rural and island areas.

The project, which will run until 2021, will be led by Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, in collaboration with partners from the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and Belgium.

The funding was awarded by the European Union Interreg North Sea Region programme to support its ‘green mobility’ priority and will embed more zero emission vehicles in rural transport systems and improve available passenger transport resources.

David Gray, Professor of Transport Policy at RGU’s School of Creative and Cultural Business, who is one of the researchers leading the project, said, “Rural public transport is high carbon, subsidy intensive and struggles to provide a viable alternative to the car.”

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