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.

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.
visas HGV drivers, HGV drivers

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.
aircraft noise

Decrease jet installation noise (DJINN)

CFD-Berlin talk us through the Horizon 2020 Decrease jet installation noise (DJINN) project which aims to reduce aircraft noise pollution.
carbon net-zero

Carbon net-zero: Responding with electrical vehicles

Sheila Thomas, Decarbonisation Commercial Lead at Crown Commercial Service, looks at five ways to make electrical vehicles part of your response when it comes to achieving carbon net-zero.
drone deliveries

Flying taxis & drone deliveries: How air travel could look in 2030

Flying taxis, drone deliveries and short-haul plane journeys powered by hydrogen or batteries are not far from reality.
Satellite data, shipping

Satellite data can help reduce carbon emissions in shipping industry

Start-up company uses satellite data to develop technology that will help reduce CO2 emissions produced by the shipping industry.
military aircraft

How can sustainable fuels support the future of military aircraft?

Sustainable aviation fuels are gaining prominence as viable alternatives to fossil fuel in the civil aviation sector – so what will this mean for military aircraft? James Domone, Principal Engineer, Atkins explores here.
EV batteries

Funding to make EV batteries safer, cheaper and easier to recycle

Seventeen projects have been awarded £10 million to make electric vehicle batteries safer, more powerful, cheaper and easier to recycle.
local electric vehicle

Predictive analytics: Powering a local electric vehicle revolution

Geoff McGrath, Managing Director at CKDelta, discusses the role of predictive analytics in driving the transition to low-carbon and electric vehicles.
rural mobility

‘30-minute rural community’ – The next steps in levelling up rural mobility

Giles Perkins, Head of Future Mobility at WSP, outlines and introduces a new report that highlights the opportunities to make rural communities more connected.
investing in the aviation industry

Why now is the right time to be investing in the aviation industry

Bhanu Choudhrie, Founder and Executive Director of Alpha Aviation Group, explores why we should still be investing in the aviation industry, despite the global economic uncertainty.
Electric vehicle targets

How can we meet the UK Government’s ambitious electric vehicle targets?

Siemens Mobility ponders if we can meet the UK Government’s ambitious electric vehicle targets.

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