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.

bio-based solutions

Are bio-based solutions in the automotive industry the way forward?

Michal Skwierczyński, Coordinator of the BioMotive project, explores the benefits of bio-based solutions for both automotive and wider industries post COVID-19.
digitisation for rail

Digitisation for rail: Challenges that bring high value

Here, Marcel van Velthoven discusses how to bring digitisation for rail, and any other company that wants to improve their asset management.
electric vehicle batteries

How to give electric vehicle batteries a second life

James O’Brien, Product Group Director, MIVOLT, discusses how electric vehicle batteries can be given a better second life through recycling.
electric buses

Transport in Israel: The progress of electric buses and vehicles

Open Access Government spoke with Avner Flor, Senior Director, Division of Motor Vehicles, within Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety about the progress of electric buses and vehicles in the country.
automotive industry

Japan’s relationship with the automotive industry

In this article, we take a look at the automotive industry in Japan and explore which brands call the world’s biggest car-producing nation home.
waterborne transport

FIBRESHIP Project: The sustainability of the European waterborne transport and shipbuilding industry

Here, we learn that FIBRESHIP, a revolutionary R&D H2020 project has placed the spotlight on a new potential market in Europe, focused on the design and construction of large-length commercial vessels greater than 500 GT (50m-length) in lightweight composite materials.
Hydrogen transport system

Hydrogen transport system: Practical steps towards net-zero

Mark Griffin, Hydrogen Market Development Manager, BOC, discusses what steps councils should take to develop a hydrogen transport system.
public and private transport

How has the COVID-19 crisis affected public and private transport?

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director, RingGo, discusses how the coronavirus lockdown has affected public and private transport and what the future holds for the mobility sector.
adoption of electric vehicles 

Is the public sector ready for the adoption of electric vehicles?

Thomas Newby, COO Tonik Energy, examines if the public sector is ready for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles.
Informal public transport

Informal public transport: Frontline mobility heroes 

Devin de Vries, CEO, Where Is My Transport, explores how informal public transport networks around the globe are proving vital to moving frontline workers around during the COVID-19 crisis.
company car tax changes

Company car tax changes sees uptake of electric vehicles

Lauren Pamma, electrification propositions lead at Lex Autolease, discusses how the latest company car tax changes can support a wider uptake of electric vehicles across the UK.
cargo firms

Air cargo firms deliver life-saving medical equipment to COVID-19 frontline

Air freight and cargo firms play an important part in the fight against COVID-19 as the industry works to deliver life-saving medical equipment and PPE to frontline staff.
shipbuilding market

Maritime transport analysis: The changing shipbuilding market in Finland

Ulla Tapaninen, Maritime Economics and Logistics for the City of Helsinki, turns our thoughts to how in Finland, the shipbuilding market is undergoing some change in this fascinating maritime transport analysis.
car care

Car care during lockdown: 4 top tips for keeping your motor in check

Lookers Motor Group share their top 4 tips, from cleaning to fluid levels, when it comes to car care during the UK COVID-19 lockdown.
transport in the UK

The priorities for rail transport in the UK

Jonathan Miles, Editor of Open Access Government, explores some of the ambitious plans of the current Secretary of State for Transport in the UK, The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP when it comes to rail.
mobile ticketing

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.
electric vehicle innovation

Why 2020 will be a landmark year for electric vehicle innovation

Here, Mike Brown, Director of Industry Collaboration & Strategic Partnerships at the University of Salford, details the recent developments in electric vehicle innovation and charging infrastructure.
mobility services

The potential of new mobility services: E-scooter, ride-hailing & autonomous driving

Kristina Stifter, Head of Global Communications at PTV Group, explains e-scooter, ride-hailing and autonomous driving plus how studies show the potential of new mobility services.
travel time

Transport in Europe: The impact of gender on the perceived value of travel time

The impact of gender on the perceived value of travel time in Europe, part of the MoTiV Project, is explored here in this transport analysis.
last mile delivery, omni-channel

The challenge of the last mile delivery

Here, experts discuss the challenges of creating cost-efficient infrastructure that accurately tracks during the last mile of delivery.

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