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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A focus on public transport, intelligent transport systems and ticketing in Germany

Andreas Scheuer, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, heads up the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in Germany. Here, we find out about the exciting future for public transport, intelligent transport systems and ticketing in Germany.
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The Geesinknorba Li-On Power Pro electric RCV: Your questions answered

Looking for an alternative to diesel but not sure if electric is the right solution for your waste fleet? André Lagendijk from Geesinknorba answers the most common questions about the company’s ground-breaking Li-On Power Pro electric RCV.
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Improving the automation of non-polluting transportation with PEM fuel cells

Here we find out how the Giantleap project improves the automation of non-polluting transportation with the lifetime extension of PEM fuel cells.
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How to tackle air pollution in cities with intelligent traffic management

Kristina Stifter, Head of Global Communications at PTV Group, explains her stance on how to tackle air pollution in cities with intelligent traffic management.
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Smart ticketing and mobile payment: Mobility today and tomorrow

Anne Grünkorn, Managing Director at LogPay Mobility Services GmbH, tells us what we need to know about smart ticketing and mobile payment for public transport.
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LEC research contributes to world climate goals

The LEC is developing large-bore internal combustion engines that emit close to zero emissions, run efficiently on a variety of fuels and are robust. Here, future large engine technology developed in Graz is discussed.
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The Worthwhile Experience of Travel Time: Perspectives from the MoTiV Project

Learn about the exciting MoTiV Project and the worthwhile experience of Travel Time, with expert input from the European Cyclists’ Federation and the University of Žilina.
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GreenCharge: Successful business models for sustainable electric vehicle charging solutions

Arno Schoevaars, Managing Consultant Strategy & Innovation at PNO Innovation, charts the H2020 GreenCharge project, which strongly encourages successful business models for sustainable electric vehicle charging solutions.
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Government electrifies its net-zero emissions target with company car benefit-in-kind tax rates

Alison Bell, Marketing Director at Venson Automotive Solutions, discusses the government's new company car benefit-in-kind tax rates scheme to ensure the UK hits its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions targets.
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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.
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OBELICS: The development of next-generation electric vehicles

Horst Pfluegl, Global Research Program Manager at AVL List GmbH, charts the OBELICS project which is contributing to the development of next-generation electric vehicles.
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Six ways smart technology may transform the future of driving

Here, Vindis offer their insight into how smart technology, such as AR dashboards, has the potential to alter the future of driving.
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Is car ownership a thing of the past?

Chris Black, commercial director at LeasePlan UK, provides fresh look at the car ownership vs usership debate as we enter the new decade.
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Regulators in the dark: Why are authorities struggling to take control of ride-hailing?

Darren Tenney, CEO of Perfect Data (the start-up behind xooox), explores here why authorities are struggling to take control of ride-hailing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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