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.

The government unveils plans to promote cycling and walking

A £1.2 billion programme set out by the government aims to restore walking and cycling as the ‘go to’ method of transport for short journeys
A sustainable transport strategy for Europe

A sustainable transport strategy for Europe

M F Warrender, Open Access Government, highlights EU Commissioner Violeta Bulc’s innovative plan to finance sustainable transport and infrastructure projects
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Great Western failings cause concern for future rail projects

A report says the government must learn from serious failings in the design, planning and cost-estimating of the Great Western railway modernisation project Significant failings...
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Smart parking and traffic management tech get £4m boost

Roads Minister announces £4 million in project funding for smart parking, traffic management and charging point availability technology across England The government is awarding £4...
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Hunt for HS2 train builders begins

Chris Grayling, Transport Secretary, has kicked off the process to award the contract for HS2 train builders, with 60 high-spec trains required The hunt is...
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PAN-LNG Project: Developing Trans-European transport in Hungary

With funding from the Connecting Europe Facility, the PAN-LNG Project is developing a Trans-European transport infrastructure, starting in Hungary MGKKE, the Hungarian NGV Association, developed...
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Local road funding gains £1.2bn government boost

The government has announced £1.2bn local road funding is to be shared between councils to upgrade the network, cut congestion and improve journey times
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Vehicle safety to get shake up following EC plans

The European Commission is considering making 19 vehicle safety technologies mandatory, it has emerged
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Projects, goals, investment: Germany’s Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030

Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt, outlines the objectives of Germany’s Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030 The Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan (FTIP) is...
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Milton Keynes’ EV charging infrastructure to be expanded

As part of the delivery of the UK’s first Go Ultra Low City, Milton Keynes’ EV charging infrastructure is undergoing significant expansion After being awarded...
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Council parking profits reach record high

Profits produced from council parking operations in England have reached a record high in 2015-2016, according to the RAC Foundation In the 2015-2016 financial year,...
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Sadiq Khan sets out new Transport for London business plan

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today set out proposals to cut costs in the new Transport for London business plan, while also increasing capacity...
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EU cycling economy contributes €513bn each year

New figures from the European Cyclists’ Federation show that the EU cycling economy contributes €513bn each year across the 28 Member States Cycling creates economic...
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Changes to England’s railway network announced

An overhaul of England’s railway network announced by Transport Minister Chris Grayling aims to put passengers at the heart of delivery Grayling aims to bring...
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Future fuel efficient cars set to boost consumer savings

The fuel efficient cars of the future will save money for consumers as well as being better for the environment, according to a new...
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Congestion charges under consideration in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council is to consider implementing a congestion charging system and workplace parking levy to fund local transport improvements
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Full HS2 route will be a game-changer, says Grayling

Revealing plans for the full HS2 route today, the Transport Secretary has said compensation offered will go over and above legal requirements The government has...
EU Cycling Strategy

EU Cycling Strategy: Putting the EU on the cycle track

With the EU Cycling Strategy, the European Cyclists’ Federation hopes to get all member states on the right track, as Fabian Küster explains To put...
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Ministers finally approve a third runway at Heathrow Airport

After significant debate Ministers have approved the decision to build a third runway at Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport is set to be expanded following a...
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First electric bike share scheme rolled out in Exeter

Exeter is the first city in the UK to launch an electric bike share scheme, which aims to reduce transport pollution and congestion… An electric...

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