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.

greener shopping initiatives

Transport for London promotes greener shopping initiatives

TfL is encouraging shoppers and retailers around London to adopt greener initiatives to reduce emissions, including using click and collect, green delivery slots and grouping deliveries.
public transport

Revolutionising transport & the imperative role of connectivity and 5G

Chris Holmes, Transport Programme Director at West Midlands 5G, explores how connectivity is set to unlock the future of more intelligent and intuitive transport.
modernise rail

£96 billion public investment to modernise rail networks

New £96 billon plans unveiled to modernise rail connections across England, as the biggest ever public investment for the rail network.
low carbon locomotive

The new locomotive contributing to net-zero carbon

A new low carbon locomotive design launched by Nuclear Transport Solutions’ (NTS) rail division is to be presented at this year’s Low Carbon Logistics event in Mossend, Scotland.
decarbonising technology

The decarbonising technology transforming net-zero transport

STFC, IP Group, and Reaction Engines are joining forces to create a decarbonisation technology company to lead the transport sector to net-zero emissions.
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50% of UK drivers will switch to electric vehicles within 10 years

According to ONS data, over 50% of UK drivers are willing to switch to electric vehicles within the next decade - theoretically, well in time for the zero emissions by 2050 goal.
fuel crisis

How collective intelligence could prevent a future fuel crisis

Kathy Peach, Director at Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design and Professor Thomas Chesney, The University of Nottingham, examines how the current fuel crisis – and any future ones - could be prevented with the use of collective intelligence.
15-minute city

How the 15-minute city concept can revolutionise London

Achieving a net-zero 15-minute city seems overly ambitious, especially in highly industrialised cities like London, but, David Watkins, founder and COO at DASH Rides, believes that solutions like integrating e-mobility could be the answer.
free travel rail pass

60,000 Europeans aged 18-20 to receive free travel rail pass

The European Commission has announced that it will provide 60,000 Europeans aged 18-20 years with a free travel rail pass.
Air traffic management

Air traffic management: Delivering the digital European sky

Open Access Government uncover how air traffic management is an essential part of European air transport and aviation, connecting cities and people as well as boosting jobs and growth.
mobility and transport

Mobility and transport across the EU

A look at the work of the European Commission’s department on mobility and transport, efforts to secure a more sustainable future for international aviation.
protecting school children, yunex

Protecting school children and the environment

Noel Frost reveals how Yunex Traffic’s School Streets system makes towns and cities safer for children by reducing road traffic, improving air quality and supporting solutions to the climate crisis.
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UK Government to create temporary visas for HGV drivers

The UK Government have proposed expire-at-Christmas visas for 5,000 HGV drivers - weeks after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps spoke against "using foreign labour" in the haulage industry.
SESAR solutions, royal NLR

Lowering environmental impact: Combining SESAR solutions in an operational environment

Wilfred Rouwhorst, Project Coordinator of PJ.37 ITARO, discusses the importance of boosting SESAR Solutions toward pre-deployment whilst minimising the environmental impact.
TRIS transport, WE-TRANSFORM

The impact of technology, digitalisation and automation on mobility and workforce

Professor Pronello presents the WE-TRANSFORM project and the activities of her research group TRIS - Transport Research for Innovation and Sustainability.
electric buses, VTT smart eFleet

Electric buses – simulation provides a roadmap for greener public transport

Electric buses are breaking through in city transportation. VTT Smart eFleet simulation service, created by VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland, helps to plan the optimal solution.
Fuel cell electric transport

Fuel cell electric transport for a sustainable sector

Vidal Bharath, Chief Operating Officer at Bramble Energy explains why fuel cell electric transport is the answer for a truly sustainable transport sector.
e-mobility

The future of e-mobility is built on rapid charging 

Menno Kardolus, Heliox Group CTO, discusses how rapid charging can be implemented at scale, and why fleet managers should be looking to this technology to underpin their e-mobility plans for the future.
E10 petrol

New greener E10 petrol now available: Here’s what you need to know

Fuel pumps across the UK have today introduced a new greener grade of petrol called E10, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces.
the commute

Revolutionising the commute: How can employers get on board?

Godfrey Ryan, CEO of corporate transport specialist, Kura, supporting employees with the commute as many return to the office and how this can be done.

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