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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Residents flying to the UK must pay £1,750 for quarantine hotel

Residents flying from any of the 33 "red-list" countries will now have to pay online for a quarantine hotel before travelling - which includes two COVID tests that will now be made mandatory.
electric vehicle chargepoints

UK Government invests £20 million into electric vehicle chargepoints

The UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced that the government will be investing £20 million into electric vehicle chargepoints.
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Green aviation projects to receive £84 million funding boost

Three projects have been awarded £84 million from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme to power zero-emissions flights .
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UK bans flights from Latin American countries over Brazilian mutation

The UK has banned Latin American countries and Portugal from travelling to the UK as of today (15 January), over increasing fears about the Brazilian COVID-19 mutations.
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Negative COVID-19 test will now be required to enter UK

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that any arrivals to the UK must present a negative COVID-19 test or face a fine of £500.
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Coventry and Oxford set to be first all-electric bus cities in the UK

Proposals to see Coventry and Oxford as the UK's first all-electric bus cities are currently underway, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
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Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) in the UK

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Limited’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business, turns our thoughts towards intelligent traffic systems (ITS) including comment on traffic volumes, air quality and electric vehicles.
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The hydrogen revolution: An alternative to electric vehicles?

As we move towards low emission alternatives to fossil fuels in transport, are hydrogen vehicles a better option than electric vehicles?   
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How are car manufacturers adapting to a more eco-conscious climate?

Emily Hanson, Content Manager at Lease Fetcher, outlines how car manufacturers are catering to the demand for greener, more ethical vehicle choices.
low carbon automotive projects

Government awards £49 million to low carbon automotive projects

The Government has awarded £49 million to low carbon automotive projects across the UK to support the automotive sector’s journey to go green and create thousands of new jobs.
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Electrifying mobility in the wake of COVID

Mike Palmer, Client Development Director at Nexus Vehicle Rental, discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of electric vehicles.
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Enterprise-grade wireless connectivity in the public transport industry

Mark Page, Cradlepoint, discusses how the public transport industry could change via the use of enterprise-grade wireless connectivity.
e-scooters

How can the Department of Transport integrate e-scooters into the existing transport network?

Alex Froom, Chief Product Officer at Zipabout examines the Department for Transport fast-track trials of rental e-scooters and how to integrate them into our existing transport network.
benefits of composite materials

How can the transportation industry reap the benefits of composite materials?

With a high strength to weight ratio, environmental advantages and reduced maintenance costs, the transportation industry is reaping the benefits of composite materials. Jari Sopanen, Product Business Owner for Transportation at Exel Composites, explains more.
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Will the electricity grid cope with the switch to EV charging?

Emma Chetwynd Jarvis, Electrical Connections Manager at Rock Power Connections, discusses if the electricity grid will be able to cope with the transition to electric vehicle charging.
transport health and safety

Back to School: How to handle transport health and safety the right way

James Horseman, Company Director of Horseman Coaches explores how transport health and safety can be handled the right way as students begin to go back to school.
urban transport

Improving urban transport and mobility in a post-pandemic city

Taylor Anderton, Actuary and Data Scientist at Capgemini, discusses why smart cities are key to improving urban transport and mobility in a post-pandemic world.
electric transportation

The implications of electric transportation modernisation on small businesses

Rose Lenoff, Growth Director at Greenspot, explores what implications electric transportation modernisation will have on small businesses and community groups.
disparate governance

Disparate governance frameworks causes underperformance in the rail industry

Jacqueline Hughes, a senior risk analyst at Equib, explores how disparate governance is creating problems for the rail sector.
aircraft fatigue

Managing aircraft fatigue is key to aviation industry’s return to business

Claire Jamison, Senior Engineer at Atkins, discusses why airlines will need to be actively managing aircraft fatigue to ensure their speedy return to the skies when required.

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