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.

clean air zones

Clean Air Zones post-pandemic

Stephen O’Sullivan, Head of Enforcement Business Development and Sales at Siemens Mobility, discusses how the pandemic has affected plans for Clean Air Zones (CAZs).
greener aviation operations

Tackling climate change through greener aviation operations

Joining forces for a greener aviation, the partners of the EU funded ClimOP project apply an iterative approach identifying and developing innovative operations to reduce aviation emissions.
e-scooters

Accelerating the UK’s emergence from the pandemic with e-scooters

Noa Khamallah, former Executive at Voi and Lime, argues that not only are e-scooters the perfect fit for the cities of the future but they can also help speed up the UK's emergence from the pandemic.
EV infrastructure

The key to building a fit-for-purpose EV infrastructure in the UK

Neil Isaacson, CEO, Liberty Charge, discusses how a huge network of electric vehicle charging stations will be built and looks at who will fund it.
US transportation

What challenges lie ahead for Biden’s aim to decarbonise US transportation?

Dr Gavin Bailey and Sydnee Grushack from Eunomia explore the challenges that the Biden administration faces as it looks to make the US transportation system more sustainable.
quarantine hotel, mutation

Only 1% of people flying to the UK are going to a quarantine hotel

The Home Affairs Committee Chair Yvette Cooper found that 1% of the 15,000 people flying to the UK daily are being processed through the quarantine hotel system.
noise from transport

Reducing emissions and noise from transport

Here, we learn about LIFE GySTRA and NEMO projects, which aim to create innovative solutions based on remote sensing to reduce emissions and noise from transport.
quarantine hotel, south african

Residents flying to the UK must pay £1,750 for quarantine hotel

Residents flying from any of the 33 "red-list" countries will now have to pay online for a quarantine hotel before travelling - which includes two COVID tests that will now be made mandatory.
electric vehicle chargepoints

UK Government invests £20 million into electric vehicle chargepoints

The UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced that the government will be investing £20 million into electric vehicle chargepoints.
aviation projects

Green aviation projects to receive £84 million funding boost

Three projects have been awarded £84 million from the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme to power zero-emissions flights .
UK bans flights, latin

UK bans flights from Latin American countries over Brazilian mutation

The UK has banned Latin American countries and Portugal from travelling to the UK as of today (15 January), over increasing fears about the Brazilian COVID-19 mutations.
negative covid-19 test, travel

Negative COVID-19 test will now be required to enter UK

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that any arrivals to the UK must present a negative COVID-19 test or face a fine of £500.
all-electric bus

Coventry and Oxford set to be first all-electric bus cities in the UK

Proposals to see Coventry and Oxford as the UK's first all-electric bus cities are currently underway, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.
intelligent traffic sytems, siemens

Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) in the UK

Wilke Reints, Managing Director of Siemens Mobility Limited’s Intelligent Traffic Systems business, turns our thoughts towards intelligent traffic systems (ITS) including comment on traffic volumes, air quality and electric vehicles.
electric vehicles, low emission

The hydrogen revolution: An alternative to electric vehicles?

As we move towards low emission alternatives to fossil fuels in transport, are hydrogen vehicles a better option than electric vehicles?   
eco-conscious

How are car manufacturers adapting to a more eco-conscious climate?

Emily Hanson, Content Manager at Lease Fetcher, outlines how car manufacturers are catering to the demand for greener, more ethical vehicle choices.
low carbon automotive projects

Government awards £49 million to low carbon automotive projects

The Government has awarded £49 million to low carbon automotive projects across the UK to support the automotive sector’s journey to go green and create thousands of new jobs.
electrifying mobility

Electrifying mobility in the wake of COVID

Mike Palmer, Client Development Director at Nexus Vehicle Rental, discusses the opportunities and challenges associated with the adoption of electric vehicles.
public transport industry, COVID-19

Enterprise-grade wireless connectivity in the public transport industry

Mark Page, Cradlepoint, discusses how the public transport industry could change via the use of enterprise-grade wireless connectivity.
e-scooters

How can the Department of Transport integrate e-scooters into the existing transport network?

Alex Froom, Chief Product Officer at Zipabout examines the Department for Transport fast-track trials of rental e-scooters and how to integrate them into our existing transport network.

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