Home Open Access News Transport News

Transport News

wheelchair users

New travel experiment reveals dire commutes for wheelchair users

The ‘Going the Extra Mile’ experiment enlisted the help of five wheelchair users who tested five popular commuter journeys in London in an effort to raise awareness of accessibility issues on public transport.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Introducing Londons Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Here, alongside Lookers Ford, we look at what Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) is and what it means to motorists in central London.
smart city traffic solutions

More than half of Brits willing to fund smart city traffic solutions

New research has found an increasing appetite for smart city traffic solutions that aim to tackle urbanisation problems, such as congestion and security issues.
Aviation in Europe

A focus on European Commission policy: Aviation in Europe

Violeta Bulc is European Commissioner for Transport and this article focuses on an aspect of her role that concerns aviation in Europe, as Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government discovers.
flexJET project

flexJET project: Converting flexible waste biomass into sustainable aviation fuel

The Horizon 2020 flexJET project, coordinated by the University of Birmingham, will validate a new integrated process to produce sustainable aviation fuel from waste biomass, Dr Miloud Ouadi explains here.
improve transport performance

How ticketing innovation can delight customers and improve transport performance

Simon Pont, CEO at ECR Retail Systems explains how ticketing innovation can delight customers and improve transport performance.
shipping environmental regulation, Baltic SECA

Baltic SECA: What can we learn about shipping environmental regulation?

Sari Repka from Centre for Maritime Studies, University of Turku asks what can we learn from the Baltic SECA with respect to future shipping environmental regulation and provides a compelling response.
hate crime awareness, uk public transport

Hate crime awareness on UK public transport

There has recently been a bit of negative press surrounding hate crime awareness within the UK transport network, with the number of reported hate crimes increasing.
EU and Qatar, EU Qatar aviation

EU and Qatar reach aviation agreement

The EU and the State of Qatar have created an aviation agreement, which is the precedential agreement of its kind between the EU and a partner within the Gulf region.
aircraft, aircraft transportation

Aircraft transportation today and in the decade to come

Franck Plouraboué, Senior Scientist CNRS, Fluid Mechanics Institute of Toulouse, discusses how making improvements on aircraft propulsion can solve major issues and make significant advances in the future.
parking technology

Staying street smart: Parking technology in UK cities

Paul Moorby, CEO Chipside, discusses how parking technology will help streamline transport digitisation in the next steps towards smart city adoption.
disabled access, UK railways

Disabled access: What can be done to power UK railways forward?

Hilary Stephenson, Managing Director of Sigma explains what can be done to power UK railways forward when it comes to the issue of disabled access.
age cap on driving

UK motorists believe there should be an age cap on driving

A new survey has revealed that more than 40% of UK drivers support an age cap on driving, with 83% believing there should be annual safety checks for older drivers.
transport infrastructure

Building the transport infrastructure that cities of the future need today

Transport networks – including public transit, private vehicles, freight and taxis – are a fundamental component of any major city. Chris Shannon, CEO, Fotech Solutions discusses the need to improve transport infrastructure for cities today rather than in the future.
hydrogen trains

Hydrogen trains needed to eliminate harmful emissions

Institution calls for urgent action to introduce hydrogen trains in areas outside the electrified rail network in order to eliminate harmful emissions.
smart ticketing

Should smart ticketing be more widely available across the rail network?

Public consultation will seek views from passengers on the potential to make smart ticketing accepted more widely.
low emission buses

£48 million funding provided to bring commuters low emission buses

Commuters will benefit from greener journeys thanks to 263 new low emission buses, Minister Nusrat Ghani has announced.
advanced trials, self-driving vehicles

Government supports advanced trials for self-driving vehicles

The government has announced that a process is being developed to support the advanced trials of self-driving vehicles.
social media migration, digital transformation

How is emotion and the social media migration changing transport?

A travel industry insider discusses how emotion shapes industry strategy and the conscious ascension to the ongoing social media migration that is transforming all industries: read on to find out what they reveal.
electric car industry

Where is the electric car industry headed in 2019?

While the electric car has been around for over a hundred years, it’s never been as popular as it is today. Here, we look at what could be in store for the electric car industry in 2019.

Follow Open Access Government