Transport News

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.

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Public consultation into bus service cuts in Yorkshire

A public consultation is underway in the East Riding of Yorkshire to determine whether the council should cut subsidies for local bus services… East Riding...

DfT calls for HS2 to be scaled back

Spending watchdog the National Audit Office said the Department for Transport has called for High Speed 2 to be scaled back due to budget...
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Roadworks solution contest launched

A new £10,000 contest has been launched, aimed at finding a solution to reduce the inconvenience of roadworks… Tenshi, in conjuncture with Staffordshire County Council,...

Oxfordshire council investigates park and ride

A new study has been published that could see up to five new park and ride sites created across Oxfordshire… Oxfordshire County Council has published...
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Exeter cyclists to benefit from different speed routes

Following a public consultation that revealed commuters want a mix of quiet and fast routes, Devon County Council has approved plans to create both… Cycling...

European rail supply industry

Natasha Marie Levanti, Association for Consultancy and Engineering discusses the European rail supply industry and outlines what the new EU resolution means for...

Switzerland opens the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel

After nearly two decades of construction the world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel has been officially opened in Switzerland… A 57km (35 mile) tunnel, boasting...
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£20.6m green transport fund announced by the government

The government has revealed £20.6m green transport funding for cycling and walking projects across the country… A £20.6m green transport fund will help to develop...
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Transport experts warn HS2 rail link is over-priced and will fail

Controversial HS2 will fail to achieve its objectives and is overpriced, warn transport experts… A group of transport experts have warned plans to create a...
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New bus Bill will improve journeys

A new Bill will give councils the power to deliver better journeys for passengers while reducing congestion during rush hour… A Bill designed to increase...
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Kent County Council “declares war on potholes”

Kent County Council has revealed it is declaring war on potholes and will invest some £4m to fix the county’s roads… Potholes are undoubtedly a...
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De-Icing sewage treatment – a clever combination

Ms. Caterina Talerico and Mr. Dirk Kauffeld from Zurich Airport Ltd details how the airport is using new methods to treat the sewage from...

Brexit could impact infrastructure spending

Prime Minister David Cameron has warned an exit from the EU could have a significant impact on infrastructure spending… An exit from the EU would...

Government blocks Leeds trolleybus scheme

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has blocked plans to develop a trolleybus system in Leeds… Plans to develop a trolleybus system in Leeds will no longer...

Budget 2016: Infrastructure gains a boost

The Budget revealed a number of major infrastructure projects would be given the go ahead, and funding was earmarked for flood defences… Infrastructure came out...

Report calls for HS3 link work to start

The northern high speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds should be kick-started, a new report has concluded… The National Infrastructure Commission has called on...

Gross mismanagement of tube upgrades blamed on TfL

The London Assembly has blamed Transport for London for failing to deliver Tube upgrades on time and over budget… Gross mismanagement by Transport for London...

£23m bill for Network Rail hire cars

In a four year period Network Rail has spent more than £23m hiring vehicles… Network Rail has come under fire for its spending habits after...
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Derbyshire County Council launches consultation on subsidised buses

Local residents are being asked to have their say on proposals to stop funding for local bus services and community transport… Derbyshire County Council has...

South east rail passengers are the least satisfied

A new poll has revealed rail passengers in the south east of England rated services as the worst and are the least satisfied… A survey...

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