News: October 2010
HaloIPT believes next generation of green cars could be charged wirelessly by parking over a transmitter pad or even using electrified roads
The next generation of electric cars could be charged w... Read on »
Customers will be able to log on to the internet from their laptops or mobile phones at Charing Cross Tube station from 1 November. London Underground has teamed up with BT Openzone, the Wi-Fi prov... Read on »
Transport Secretary Phil Hammond gave the greenlight yesterday to a £25 million "sustainable transport" scheme in Ipswich, as he pledged to spend £5.9 billion on road and publ... Read on »
The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
h... Read on »
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond gave a major boost to the UK economy today by announcing the go-ahead for a further 16 road and public transport schemes.
Along with the eight schemes anno... Read on »
Cyclist safety around HGVs to be a key part of latest drive
Drivers and cyclists are being targeted by Transport for London in a bid to boost cyclist safety in the capital this autumn.
Rider safe... Read on »
Children are today being urged to 'be bright and be seen’ ahead of the clocks going back this weekend.
The Department for Transport's THINK! road safety campaign is reminding children ... Read on »
Changes to the climate could pose a "serious threat" to the UK rail network, scientists have warned.
Extreme weather events - wet winters and hot summers - are projected to become more c... Read on »
The Department for Transport last week published the following Transport Statistics:
• Annual Bus Statistics 2009/10 (incorporating Quarterly Bus Statistics Q2 2010), see
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Cycle safety awareness campaign warns cyclists of the dangers of undertaking (going up the left-hand side) lorries at junctions.
"Adult cycle training is a great way to improve confidence a... Read on »
One of the first commercially viable mass-market electric cars is to be developed in Leicestershire.
Global automotive engineer the Motor Industry Research Association (Mira), which is based near ... Read on »
A survey by RoadPilot has found that 46 per cent of UK motorists claim to have reduced their average speed in the past 12 months, with concerns over rising fuel costs - rather than the presence... Read on »
Cyclists will have a clear ride through Elgin if councillors approve plans tomorrow for bike lanes to link the edges of the town to the train station.
The Urban Freedom Scheme aims to reduce the... Read on »
The Government is committed to reducing the deficit, facilitating long-term, sustainable growth and tackling carbon emissions. In the Budget, the Chancellor pledged to make the tough choices that... Read on »
Sixty-two per cent of consultation responses back removal of Western Extension.
It is essential that the Congestion Charge is made fairer and more effective, but also that it continues to do wha... Read on »
Newcastle been named as Britain's greenest city for the second year running in a study examining quality of life and environmental awareness.
Moves to install electric vehicle charging points and ... Read on »
BUSINESSES and residents are being urged to lobby hard to salvage the city’s mothballed Park&Ride expansion.
Plans to build two new sites near Poppleton and Clifton Moor and replace th... Read on »
On Saturday 23 October 2010, London Buses is introducing a new bus route that will run between Stanmore Station and Brent Cross Tesco.
'Hopefully this new service will see more residents getting... Read on »
Thousands of Eurostar passengers have had to change their travel plans because of industrial action on Belgium's rail network.
Eurostar said no trains would operate from London to Brussels during ... Read on »
The German railway, Deutsche Bahn, says it has held its first test of a high-speed train carrying passengers in the Channel Tunnel.
Currently only Eurostar is allowed to operate on the route but t... Read on »
A recyclable bicycle helmet that also improves safety has the potential to be used in city cycle hire schemes, according to its creator.
Anirudha Surabhi, an industrial design graduate, has invent... Read on »
Route 149 is the fourth to see bendy buses withdrawn. All bendy buses to be removed from London's streets by the end of 2011.
'A third of the routes have now been converted with the remainder se... Read on »
Tourism businesses in the Lake District are stepping up their efforts to protect their economy and environment through a new visitor car-free scheme.
The 'Fresh Air Is Free’ project is an in... Read on »
Cardiff Bus has unveiled a smart card that allows users to pre-pay for travel on city bus route
The company said it hoped the Iff Card, a play on "Card-iff," would become as well known... Read on »
You may soon be able to use an electric vehicle on your driving holidays, after car hire firm Avis placed a pre-order for 500 electric vehicles from Renault.
The two companies formed an Electric V... Read on »
The Department for Transport today announced significant reforms to a number of its public bodies following a cross-Government review.
The organisations to be abolished as public bodies are:... Read on »
Up to 50,000 tonnes of CO2 will be saved thanks to £15m of Government funding, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today.
The winners of the second round of the Green Bus Fund - ... Read on »
TfL expect the project will cover operating costs within three years and will then go on to meet implementation costs.
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The ACT TravelWise Awards 2010 will be presented at the National Autumn Conference Gala dinner. All entrants should be able to attend this dinner or delegate a proxy to collect their award.
Eligib... Read on »
The second results of a study into the long-term use of low carbon vehicles have found that electric vehicle (EV) drivers are experiencing less 'range anxiety’ and achieving financial savings... Read on »
A sewage treatment works in the south west is investigating if vehicles can be powered by human waste.
GENeco, part of the Wessex Water group of companies, has a launched a six-month trial running... Read on »
More than 90,000 people now signed up as members of Barclays Cycle Hire
The Mayor's flagship cycle hire scheme hit the million journey milestone today, just ten weeks after its launch.
The incred... Read on »
Commuters face paying hundreds of pounds more for their season tickets, while other travellers face "unlimited" increases, a cross-party Transport Select Committee has warned.
Railway in... Read on »
Almost 60% of European new cars are now at or below the 140g/km CO2 level, a 6.7% improvement when compared to the 2009 financial year, seeing the market share of low emission cars grow by 5%.
In ... Read on »
The capital's transport authority said the first phase of "future ticketing" will involve the availability of contactless payment in partnership with Visa, Mastercard and American Express... Read on »
People who live in Greater Manchester are being urged to help shape the future of transport in the region.
The transport authority (GMITA) and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AG... Read on »
A project to develop greener forms of travel in Aberystwyth is to benefit from a grant of up to £1m.
The money will be spent on a range of new schemes including an electric bus, cycle rout... Read on »
Eurostar has unveiled an order for new trains worth more than £700m.
The Channel Tunnel rail firm, which runs high-speed services from London to Paris and Brussels, is buying ten trains from... Read on »
Philip Hammond, the Transport Secretary has announced the award of £24 million to six innovative low carbon vehicle projects which were winners of a competition run by the Technology Strategy... Read on »
The Secretary of State for Transport has appointed Iain Osborne as a member of the Board of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). He will become Group Director, Regulatory Policy with effect from 1... Read on »
London Underground (LU) has now returned to a normal service today following the strike called by the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA unions.
Despite the strike up to 40 per cent of Tube services ... Read on »
Just three bikes stolen from scheme in two months, says London Mayor
London Mayor Boris Johnson praised the performance of the capital's cycle hire scheme at the Conservative Party conferenc... Read on »
Nissan expects to sell thousands of its LEAF electric vehicle ahead of its official release in the UK next year, following strong pre-order sales of the family car in the US.
Nissan unveiled its e... Read on »
New advertising campaign launched and speeding enforcement stepped up to tackle motorcycle collisions in red route bus lanes.
The Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have today launched a new roa... Read on »
Despite a strike on London Underground (LU) called by the leaderships of the RMT and TSSA unions around 75 per cent of Tube stations are currently open, and trains are operating on eight of LU's 11... Read on »
Buy a new petrol car today for £12,000 and, even if you don't drive a single mile, the first year of ownership will cost you £2,176 in depreciation, road tax and insurance, according to... Read on »
Changes to the driving test will be introduced tomorrow and will include candidates driving "independently" for a period without getting step-by-step directions from their examiner.
C... Read on »
Motorists and hauliers are to benefit from an extra lane on a key stretch of the M4 near London, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today.
This will be achieved by suspending the M... Read on »
Transport secretary defends extra cost and says high-speed rail must cut through the Chilterns despite Tory MPs' protests
An extra £800m is to be pumped into Britain's new high-speed rail ne... Read on »
Members of car clubs could use their mobile phones to lock and unlock vehicles rather than having to carry smart cards thanks to advances in communication technology.
Car clubs enable members to... Read on »
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has today announced which network option the Government prefers for taking high speed rail north of Birmingham.
The Government will consult early next year... Read on »
The M4 bus lane - popularly known as "Prescott's folly" - is to be scrapped, allowing ordinary motorists to use the road for the first time in more than a decade.
Philip Hammond, the T... Read on »
Merseytravel said the new technology will initially be restricted to the five bus routes around the city centre and the 300,000 holders of concessionary travel passes, but it hopes to extend the sm... Read on »
RAIN and cold weather did not deter these young Centurions from getting on their bikes to join in York's second annual car free day.
Schoolchildren from schools across York defied the weather to... Read on »
Two new Barclays Cycle Superhighways routes to launch in summer 2011 - from Wandsworth to Westminster, and Bow to Aldgate
The Superhighways are a fantastically visual reminder to all road users,... Read on »
After years of planning and tough talk, a string of electric cars that are actually going on sale - as opposed to being just concepts - will be on show when the Paris motor show opens to the public... Read on »
The world's first production-ready passenger car powered by both a diesel engine and an electric motor will be shown to the public this Saturday.
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid 4, revealed at the Paris m... Read on »
The cost of filling your tank has risen by another 1p per litre.
The increase - unchanged by George Osborne when he took the economic reigns in the Spring - is the second of three rises in less th... Read on »
Condor and Evans note increased sales. Brompton spokesperson takes reserved view.
The cycle industry has welcomed the raft of cycle initiatives seen in London this summer, telling BikeBiz th... Read on »