Hanna Björk works as the Head of Sustainable Development at Västtrafik. Hanna has worked with environmental issues linked to traffic for 20 years. At Västtrafik, Hanna has the overall responsibility for Sustainable Development strategies and is often the go to expert in everyday operations. This can involve future plans for a fossil free fleet as well as setting environmental and social standards in procurement. Hanna works in cooperation with Swedish and Nordic colleagues to lift the role and importance of public transport for decision-makers and politicians and where there are needs for change (for example, in rules and regulations towards a fossil free transport sector). She is also a Västtrafik´s representative in UITP´s Sustainable Development Committee where the work is focused on the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
- June 10: Roll-Out and management of E-bus fleets
Electrifying West SwedenThe Region has decided on a new environment and climate strategy in order to support the global transition to lower emissions. To achieve the goals, a powerful transition to electrified transport will be required. We have learned through tests and development, through the ElectriCity project. Electrification on a larger scale has begun through the introduction of electric ferries and buses in existing contracts, where Västtrafik will bring in more than 60 electric buses in 2019 in the cities of Borås, Lidköping, Uddevalla and Gothenburg. Work for tendering the period 2020-2023 has already started, which comprises 80% of Västtrafik's total travelling, including all city traffic in Gothenburg, Mölndal and Partille. With the total roll-out of an E-bus fleet consisting of around 700 electric buses we will electrify West Sweden.