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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Local Authorities need an open market approach to meet EV charging demands

Electric vehicles are increasing in demand across the UK – but with this EV growth, more infrastructure and EV charging points are needed.
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The quickest wins for decarbonising the NHS

VolkerSmart Technologies introduce their work in decarbonising the NHS, discussing their role in lessening transport emissions with their numerous services.

Fleet electrification and EV charging infrastructure

Anne Buckingham, Sales Director for SWARCO Smart Charging argues that partnerships will be key to EV charging success and hitting net zero targets.
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Major investment into Welsh ambulances

Patients in Gwent have benefited from a multi-million pound Wales-wide investment in new ambulances, complete with MIPV solar panels.
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Four considerations for rolling out a Clean Air Zone (CAZ)

Where do we begin in rolling out Clean Air Zones (CAZs) initiatives across the UK to tackle pollution and promote greener travel?
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Why road rage is so dangerous

62% of drivers admit to having experienced road rage, but what exactly is this phenomenon and why is it so dangerous?
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COP27: Equitable green transport in Africa and the Global South

COP27 will see an action agenda on green transport, highlighting the importance of moving transportation away from traditional fossil fuels and toward electrification.
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How do Brits feel about EVs and the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel...

The UK is set for an all-electric future, but how do British people feel about the transition to EVs and the 2030 ban on petrol and diesel cars?
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Autonomous Shipping – from autonomy to sustainability

Marco Molica Colella, Senior Innovation Consultant at CiaoTech (PNO Group) looks at the autonomous shipping industry and the journey it will take to improve its sustainability.
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Net zero transport for tourists in the Peak District

The trial for ‘PEAK Express’, a hydrogen-powered net zero transport option for tourists travelling to the Peak District in the UK, has commenced.
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How do we cut emissions from transport and road works?

TfL has teamed with HAUC(UK) to run a research project to minimise the impact of street and road works contributing to climate change.
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Safety standards in maritime transport

Mateusz Szymański, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, examines safety standards in maritime transport.

Travel chaos at Dover: French border mismanagement or Brexit complications?

There have been significant delays at Dover in recent days, leading to concerns that congestion may continue at the UK border long-term.
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High temperatures and rail strikes: What you need to know for UK travel

Rail services advise people only use trains if essential, as UK travel has been unadvised due to high temperatures and upcoming rail strikes.
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EU urban mobility must be sustainable and inclusive

Mateusz Szymański, Member of the European Economic and Social Committee, sheds light on sustainable and inclusive urban mobility, including a call for the better use of inland waterway transport.
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Motorway protests in response to soaring fuel costs

Go-slow protesters are targeting motorways in Wales, Essex and Devon, in a demonstration over high fuel costs.
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What is the RMT rail strike all about?

40,000 rail workers are striking in response to the UK government cutting jobs and refusing to increase pay in line with inflation.
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Unlocking the potential of cities in Europe

Alex Ryan, Urban Design and Transport Expert at PA Consulting, delves into unlocking the potential of cities in Europe.
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Advanced air mobility can connect rural communities and regions

Taking lessons from advanced air mobility in urban spaces and applying it to rural and regional communities in the levelling-up agenda.
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Why is it so difficult to book a driving test?

Investigation reveals that driving tests are being bulk booked and resold for profit with learners paying more than £200 for a test.

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