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.

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.
sustainable aviation fuels

Transport and the environment: Sustainable aviation fuels

Jane Hupe, Deputy Director, Environment from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), shares her expertise on sustainable aviation fuels in this focus on transport and the environment.
driverless motoring

Driverless motoring: Mapping the route for innovators

Here, Stuart Latham, partner and patent attorney at Withers & Rogers, discusses the advancement of innovation in driverless motoring.
lowering carbon emissions

Driving to neutral: 10 steps to lowering carbon emissions

Peter O’Driscoll, Managing Director at RingGo, has spoken to many local councils about removing parking machines, encouraging electric vehicle use and using data to impact traffic patterns. Here, he has compiled a list of his top 10 steps to lowering carbon emissions.
fleet leasing businesses

The impacts of the new 0% EV tax rates for fleet leasing businesses

David Bushnell, Principal Consultant, Alphabet GB, discusses the new 0% tax rates for electric vehicles (EVs) and their impact upon fleet leasing businesses.

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