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Open Access Government’s Transport News section offers a wide range of articles within the transport sector. 

We cover up to date topics such as the progression of electric cars and the push for zero-emission cars. Policy and the changes in the Law on Transport along with articles on the department of transport and relevant updates are also available on our website.

Another popular topic included in this category is the transport infrastructure in ‘SMART’ cities and you can easily find information on shipping regulations. We also delve into European transport policies and aviation news.

Self driving car on a road

Going green: transport innovation in the face of climate change

How transport innovations and developments will shape our futures despite the challenges of climate change.
Road covered in snow and ice and lined by forest

Is this the end for ice roads and ice road truckers?

Ice roads vital for transportation in remote communities may be cracking and sinking under the unseasonably warm weather; is this the end for ice road truckers?
shipping cargo containers transportation logistics

Decarbonising the entire UK transport system

The Department for Transport’s efforts to decarbonise the entire UK transport system are charted here by Open Access Government.

Building an off-grid EV charging network

L-Charge aims to accelerate the transition to an electric vehicle future through the deployment of their ultra-fast off-grid EV charging solutions, which use clean fuels such as LNG, Bio-LNG and green hydrogen for onboard power generation.
Travel woman in airport

The future for travel emissions and the aftermath of COP27

Dr Susanne Etti, global environmental impact manager at Intrepid Travel, attended COP27 – here are her reflections on what’s been achieved, what’s failed, and where travel emissions go from here.
Electric vehicle changing on street parking with graphical user interface, Future EV car concept.

The EV fleets are coming – but are we ready for them?

Although EV sales currently make up only a small proportion of total road vehicles, sales figures across both EVs and petrol cars continue to converge, and it sends a clear message: the EV fleets are coming.
Woman in long coat stood against black wall charging up her electric vehicle

What can the UK learn from Norway’s uptake of electric vehicles?

Easee UK Ltd consider what the UK can learn from Norway’s uptake of electric vehicles.

Delivery of improved passenger information

Providing relevant and timely passenger information enables the travelling public to make informed decisions about the way they travel.
Electric car charging port

How local government can switch from petrol and diesel cars to electric vehicles

Kevin Welstead, Electric Vehicle Sector Director at SSE Energy Solutions, explains why action from local councils is essential to shift vehicles from petrol and diesel to electricity.
charging an electric vehicle

EV infrastructure strategy: making electric vehicles fair & affordable for all

Dr Vincent Thornley, Managing Director of Fundamentals Ltd., explores who should pay to power electric vehicles as the market continues to evolve under the EV infrastructure strategy.
Electric vehicle plugged into electric vehicle charge point

Making a step towards greener transportation

VolkerSmart Technologies discuss the necessities of greener transportation, stating that EVCPs will play a major part in tackling the climate crisis.
Gritting on icy roads

EcoGrit: Environmentally conscious gritting

Gareth Ellis, the Managing Director at EcoGrit Ltd turns away from damaging products used for gritting, protecting people and the planet in icy conditions.
Truck on motorway

Harmonising people and digitalisation for highways asset management

Andy Peart from Causeway Technologies discusses his vision for the future of highways asset management.
Young woman sitting in the car and texting on her phone on a rainy night in Beijing

Using a safety app to protect women and girls on public transport

A safety app ‘SafeUP’ allows women and girls to plan and share their journeys on public transportation with real-time arrival information.

TRAILAR: Decarbonising the transport system in the NHS

TRAILAR is a British multi-award winning, transport innovation company that has been recognised as a key contributor to decarbonising the transport system in the UK and the NHS.
smart transportation across a city

Enabling e-fleets: the future of smart city transportation may already be here

E-fleets could be the catalyst for smart city transportation, reducing transport emissions and amping up electric vehicles in cities.
Aerial view oil and gas chemical tanker in open sea, Refinery Industry cargo ship

Hydrogen technology for maritime industry decarbonisation

Vidal Bharath, Chief Commercial Officer at Bramble Energy, explains why hydrogen technology is key to maritime industry decarbonisation.
Airplane on final approch to the runway / airport

Air Traffic Management: Resilience & collaboration

Vanessa Rullier-Francaud, Senior Manager ATM & New Technologies at Aerospace, Security and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), turns the spotlight on Air Traffic Management, where resilience and better collaboration mean we can go back to better.
Electrician bending over bonnet of electric vehicle whilst doing electrical work, EV training

We must make EV training a priority

A staggering 99% of working electricians believe that there are major risks with EV charging work so we must prioritise EV training, now.
airline industry

Revitalizing the airline industry with resilient real-time data

One only had to visit Heathrow in the summer of 2022 to see how the airline industry had been drastically affected by the effects of COVID-19.

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