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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.

the Cycle to Work scheme

Sustainable and active transport: A focus on the Cycle to Work scheme

James Palser, CFE-UK Project Manager at Cycling UK, argues the case for sustainable and active transport, including the virtues of the Cycle to Work scheme.
evolution of connected cars

Parking and the evolution of connected cars

Jonny Combe, UK CEO of PayByPhone, says that cashless parking technology is developing rapidly, but more work lies ahead before parking services can be offered as a built-in function in the connected cars of the future.
UK's infrastructure

Can the UK’s infrastructure cope with extreme weather?

As people across the country attempt to commute to work and school amid icy conditions, it will become increasingly difficult to ignore the realities of climate change. Here we discuss if the UK's infrastructure is prepared to face these difficulties.
sustainable transport future

Why innovative policy will be the real driver of a sustainable transport future

Gregory Allouis, Strategic Solutions Director, SPIE UK discusses the role electric vehicles will play in creating sustainable urbanisation.
efficient transport systems

Call for government to take control of efficient transport systems

As everyone clammers for cleaner, better, more efficient transport systems, Steve Nash, IMI Chief Executive calls for central government to take stock, take control and learn from best practice.
European transport sector

Challenges and opportunities for the European transport sector

Director-General of DG Move of the European Commission, Henrik Hololei, outlines the challenges and opportunities for the European transport sector, including climate change, as well as research and innovation.
hydrogen for transport, transport in london

Hydrogen for transport in London

Dennis Hayter from Hydrogen London explores the extent of hydrogen-powered transport in the capital city of the UK, London.
future public transportion, AVENUE H2020

AVENUE: Designing future public transportation services with autonomous vehicles

The AVENUE H2020 project aims to design future public transportation services with autonomous vehicles, a less costly, greener solution for suburban areas, as we discover here.
hydrogen in Norway

The need for a robust infrastructure & strong ambitions for hydrogen in Norway

Norway has set out a clear ambition to reduce the emissions from the transport, maritime and industry sectors. This requires multiple solutions where hydrogen plays a vital role. There is a strong focus to reduce emissions within the maritime sector and hydrogen is seen as a vital part of the solution.
waste collection fleets

Waste collection fleets: The future is electric

Electric solutions for waste collection fleets are no longer pie-in-the-sky, writes Stuart Cudden from RCV manufacturer Geesinknorba.
the rail industry

Asset management & maturity in the rail industry

Marcel van Velthoven, CEO of AMOSA, argues that the rail industry has many challenges and in response to this, he explains how asset management and an increase in the maturity of the organisation can assist.
healthier cities, emissions based parking

Emissions-based parking: Delivering cleaner, healthier cities

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director of RingGo, argues that emissions-based parking is delivering cleaner, healthier cities.
switch to driverless cars

Third of UK adults say we will never switch to driverless cars

A third of UK adults think we will never switch to having only driverless cars on the roads while 60% of people say they would always prefer to drive themselves rather than use a self-driving vehicle, according to a poll from IMechE.
sustainable fuels

Characterisation of intermetallic alloy catalysts for decentralised methanol production

Efficient and decentralised production of sustainable fuels for today’s transport infrastructure is discussed here by the Technical University of Denmark, who call for the development of highly active catalysts.
blue badge holders

What rights do you have as a blue badge holder?

Here, with Lookers, we explain everything that blue badge holder needs to know about what it does, or what it doesn't entitle you to.
mobile ticketing

ECR: Leaders in mobile ticketing and revenue inspection solutions

ECR design and develop smart solutions supporting transport operators across the globe. With unique hardware in the form of compact, all in one solutions, we help customers to ensure that every ticketing experience is seamless, reliable and easy.
European Transport, TRA VISIONS

TRA VISIONS 2020: Strengthening European transport research

Alistair Greig and Matina Loukea, Project Partners at TRA VISIONS 2020 explain the importance of strengthening the European transport research.
Reducing inequalities in smart mobility

Women in transport: Reducing inequalities in smart mobility in Europe

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us what we need to know about the H2020 TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gender Observatory) project that concerns the role of women in transport and the need to reduce inequalities in smart mobility.
accessible transport strategies, research and innovation

Developing and implementing sustainable and accessible transport strategies

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us all we need to know about a four-year research and innovation action project to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies.
green technologies

Government invests over £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than £500 million of investments in green technologies to help create a cleaner and healthier Britain.

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