Bus transportation in the city forms an important part of Münster's environmental protection concept. Although travelling by bus in itself contributes greatly to climate protection, the vehicles themselves are designed to satisfy the strictest environmental requirements. The current fleet of articulated buses already easily meets the strict Euro 5 emissions standard. With the addition of the two Citaro G BlueTec® Hybrid vehicles, the city's transport authority is keeping its promise to engage intensively with new technologies in the hybrid and electric vehicle fields.
Each year, over 35 million passengers use Münster's public transport services. The public transport system operates 24 bus routes with a vehicle fleet of 174 buses.
New vehicle purchases such as the current hybrid fleet are, in line with the general policy of the Münster public services authorities, built on the principle of sustainability. Through the creation of an appealing public transport system, the municipal transport service is making a viable contribution to the environmental, economic and socially sustainable development of the city. Its high service frequency and modern bus fleet that meets the strictest environmental standards are some of the reasons why Münster's public transport system regularly features near the top of the league table in Germany-wide Emnid surveys.