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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.

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.
electric vehicle charging

Local Authorities need an open market approach to meet EV charging demands

Electric vehicles are increasing in demand across the UK – but with this EV growth, more infrastructure and EV charging points are needed.
two volker highways workers

The quickest wins for decarbonising the NHS

VolkerSmart Technologies introduce their work in decarbonising the NHS, discussing their role in lessening transport emissions with their numerous services.

Fleet electrification and EV charging infrastructure

Anne Buckingham, Sales Director for SWARCO Smart Charging argues that partnerships will be key to EV charging success and hitting net zero targets.
Welsh ambulance service

Major investment into Welsh ambulances

Patients in Gwent have benefited from a multi-million pound Wales-wide investment in new ambulances, complete with MIPV solar panels.
Road sign reading 'CLEAN AIR ZONE CHARGES APPLY PAY ONLINE'

Four considerations for rolling out a Clean Air Zone (CAZ)

Where do we begin in rolling out Clean Air Zones (CAZs) initiatives across the UK to tackle pollution and promote greener travel?
Silver and blue car crashed into each other

Why road rage is so dangerous

62% of drivers admit to having experienced road rage, but what exactly is this phenomenon and why is it so dangerous?
Watch bread delivery in old Cairo, Egypt

COP27: Equitable green transport in Africa and the Global South

COP27 will see an action agenda on green transport, highlighting the importance of moving transportation away from traditional fossil fuels and toward electrification.
Old rusty cars piled up on top of each other in scrapyard

How do Brits feel about EVs and the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel...

The UK is set for an all-electric future, but how do British people feel about the transition to EVs and the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars?
Aerial top view crane shipping container, cargo container ship carrying container import and export business logistic and transportation

Autonomous Shipping – from autonomy to sustainability

Marco Molica Colella, Senior Innovation Consultant at CiaoTech (PNO Group) looks at the autonomous shipping industry and the journey it will take to improve its sustainability.
Peak District views

Net zero transport for tourists in the Peak District

The trial for ‘PEAK Express’, a hydrogen-powered net zero transport option for tourists travelling to the Peak District in the UK, has commenced.
Busy traffic on uk motorway road overhead view at sunset

How do we cut emissions from transport and road works?

TfL has teamed with HAUC(UK) to run a research project to minimise the impact of street and road works contributing to climate change.
twilight sky at shipping port use for vessel, nautical import and export transport logistic industry

Safety standards in maritime transport

Mateusz Szymański, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, examines safety standards in maritime transport.

Travel chaos at Dover: French border mismanagement or Brexit complications?

There have been significant delays at Dover in recent days, leading to concerns that congestion may continue at the UK border long-term.

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