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.

hydrogen for transport, transport in london

Hydrogen for transport in London

Dennis Hayter from Hydrogen London explores the extent of hydrogen-powered transport in the capital city of the UK, London.
future public transportion, AVENUE H2020

AVENUE: Designing future public transportation services with autonomous vehicles

The AVENUE H2020 project aims to design future public transportation services with autonomous vehicles, a less costly, greener solution for suburban areas, as we discover here.
hydrogen in Norway

The need for a robust infrastructure & strong ambitions for hydrogen in Norway

Norway has set out a clear ambition to reduce the emissions from the transport, maritime and industry sectors. This requires multiple solutions where hydrogen plays a vital role. There is a strong focus to reduce emissions within the maritime sector and hydrogen is seen as a vital part of the solution.
waste collection fleets

Waste collection fleets: The future is electric

Electric solutions for waste collection fleets are no longer pie-in-the-sky, writes Stuart Cudden from RCV manufacturer Geesinknorba.
the rail industry

Asset management & maturity in the rail industry

Marcel van Velthoven, CEO of AMOSA, argues that the rail industry has many challenges and in response to this, he explains how asset management and an increase in the maturity of the organisation can assist.
healthier cities, emissions based parking

Emissions-based parking: Delivering cleaner, healthier cities

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director of RingGo, argues that emissions-based parking is delivering cleaner, healthier cities.
switch to driverless cars

Third of UK adults say we will never switch to driverless cars

A third of UK adults think we will never switch to having only driverless cars on the roads while 60% of people say they would always prefer to drive themselves rather than use a self-driving vehicle, according to a poll from IMechE.
sustainable fuels

Characterisation of intermetallic alloy catalysts for decentralised methanol production

Efficient and decentralised production of sustainable fuels for today’s transport infrastructure is discussed here by the Technical University of Denmark, who call for the development of highly active catalysts.
blue badge holders

What rights do you have as a blue badge holder?

Here, with Lookers, we explain everything that blue badge holder needs to know about what it does, or what it doesn't entitle you to.
European Transport, TRA VISIONS

TRA VISIONS 2020: Strengthening European transport research

Alistair Greig and Matina Loukea, Project Partners at TRA VISIONS 2020 explain the importance of strengthening the European transport research.
Reducing inequalities in smart mobility

Women in transport: Reducing inequalities in smart mobility in Europe

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us what we need to know about the H2020 TInnGO (Transport Innovation Gender Observatory) project that concerns the role of women in transport and the need to reduce inequalities in smart mobility.
accessible transport strategies, research and innovation

Developing and implementing sustainable and accessible transport strategies

Andree Woodcock, a Professor from Coventry University, tells us all we need to know about a four-year research and innovation action project to develop and implement sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport strategies.
green technologies

Government invests over £500m in green technologies

Ministers have announced more than £500 million of investments in green technologies to help create a cleaner and healthier Britain.
wltp and rde

WLTP and RDE: What are they and what do they mean to businesses?

So, how do they work? Why have they been brought in? And what will they mean for the vehicles we drive? To demystify this topic, LeasePlan UK has answered business owners biggest WLTP and RDE questions.
ultra low emission vehicles, Institution of civil engineers

Electric cars and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles

Chris Richards, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) argues that Electric cars and Ultra Low Emission Vehicles need to be fully embraced.
people with hidden disabilities, Blue Badge

People with hidden disabilities can now apply for Blue Badges

People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from today (30 August 2019).
part suppliers

How can car part suppliers adapt to autonomous cars?

Autonomous cars are on course to make major changes to the motor industry. Mark Barclay, from GSF Car Parts, offers his advice for parts suppliers concerned about where that leaves them.
petrol price surges

Petrol price surges in the future: What can we expect to see?

Petrol price surges are reflective of steep inflation at various historical points, but what does 2019 hold for our empty tanks? Here with Lookers, we delve into this issue further.
vehicles industry

The history of the electric vehicles industry: What next?

Here with Volkswagen Dealer, Vindis, explore what other developments the electric vehicles industry is experiencing and what effects they are having as a whole.
autonomous mobility, active safety

Active safety: Paving the way for safe and efficient autonomous mobility

David Paja, Senior Vice President and President, Advanced Safety & User Experience at Aptiv, provides his opinion on active safety and how this is paving the way for safe and efficient autonomous mobility.

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