News: January 2011
The UK government has just weeks to convince EU officials that it will meet European clean air standards in London, if it is to avoid a court case.
The European Commission is assessing UK data for... Read on »
The Department for Transport published the following Transport Statistics:
Public attitudes towards climate change and the impact of transport, see
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Alternative fuels could fully replace fossil fuels for transport by 2050, a new report presented to the European Commission has claimed.
An expert group on future transport fuels stated that in or... Read on »
The 'Take a Stand' scheme is offering businesses free cycle stands.
More than 3,000 have already been provided to business premises across London. The offer is open to any business or BID represen... Read on »
From 3 January 2012 around 75,000 heavey goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and coaches will have to meet tighter Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards. For the first time around 72,000 larger vans and minib... Read on »
The BBC's electric car challenge has been completed.
It took Brian Milligan four days to drive from London to Edinburgh in what he called an "unfair test" of an electric vehicle, typical... Read on »
Local authorities are set to receive an unprecedented £560m funding boost for sustainable transport projects to help create economic growth and reduce carbon emissions.
Full details of... Read on »
Train operators are to be made more responsive to passenger needs while providing better value for taxpayers' money, Rail Minister Theresa Villiers announced today.
In a major shake-up of th... Read on »
Adopting electric vehicles (EVs) is about consumer behaviour and not about technological aspects, a new report has stated.
Research by academic and consultant Ben Lane for the RAC Foundation, foun... Read on »
The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics:
UK Seafarer Statistics 2010, see
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This is the challenge being raised by GeoVation, Ordnance Survey’s innovation awards programme which supports geography based ideas that have a social, economic or environmental benefit. The ... Read on »
The low running cost of electric vehicles (EVs) is "astonishing", according to one council member in Stockton-on-Tees.
Staff at Stockton Council have taken part in a trial, part-funded b... Read on »
Which? has listed the top cars eligible for the Congestion Charge exemption.
From January 4th, all cars that emit less than 100g/km of carbon and meet Euro 5 standard for air quality can qualify f... Read on »
The Welsh Assembly Government has awarded a contract to take forward the initiative, entitled Personalised Travel Planning, to three successful tenderers - Sustrans and Socialdata, JMP Consultants ... Read on »
Olympics chiefs are urging millions of commuters to stay away from work during the 2012 games to avoid creating transport chaos in London.
Office staff are to be advised to book time off or work... Read on »
Oxford has installed its first charging point network, which will benefit the city's electric vehicle (EV) drivers.
The 32 amp points are situated in 11 public car parks, providing more choice for... Read on »
Hugh Sumner, Director of Transport for Olympic Delivery Authority, said up to a million extra journeys could be made on the busiest day of the Games, putting pressure on the capital’s transpo... Read on »
Alan Cook has been appointed as the first ever non-executive Chairman of the Highways Agency board.
The new post has been established to ensure greater efficiency at the Agency and to provid... Read on »
Growth in the UK car sector will be driven by investment in green technologies, but Government subsidies must be maintained over the next five years if electric cars are to become affordable to the... Read on »
New powers to tackle uninsured driving will come into force within months, Road Safety Minster Mike Penning announced today.
Under the new powers it will be an offence to keep an uninsured v... Read on »
The Olympic gold medallist explains his long-term addiction to the hi-tech world of top-end cycling.
I still remember bounding out of my bedroom straight into the gleaming new bike my parents ha... Read on »
Cycle journeys have shot up by up to 100 per cent during peak times on the first two Barclays Cycle Superhighway routes.
"Work has already started on the next two Barclays Cycle Superhighwa... Read on »
The recent VAT increase has sent fuel prices rocketing once again. But recent research has shown that the price increase could be offset by drivers changing their habits.
Global Action Plan&rs... Read on »
Project encourages people to dust off their dilapidated cycles
Over 1,000 bikes have been given a spruce up by the Blyth Active Travel Town project.
The bicycles, formerly languishing in sheds... Read on »
Researchers in the US and Switzerland have developed a prototype machine that uses the Sun's energy to produce fuel.
Using sunlight and a metal oxide called ceria, carbon dioxide and water is brok... Read on »
A trial has launched in Yorkshire to fit methanol fuel cells in ambulances that will charge batteries for life-saving equipment while the engine is switched off.
It forms part of a wider plan by t... Read on »
Businesses have been shown the advantages of having a green fleet for staff as they can take adva... Read on »
The majority of global car executives do not foresee a reasonably priced electric vehicle being available on the mass market in the next five years, a survey has suggested.
Many also believe that ... Read on »
Local authorities and the police will have to publish full information about speed cameras, under proposals announced by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning today.
By April 2011 the Government... Read on »
Rail fares have gone up - with one of the largest increases in years.
Rail fares increased by an average of 6.2% from last Sunday but some season tickets on busy routes will go up far more.
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Ministers aim to boost flagging sales of eco-vehicles by ditching planning permission requirement for charging points.
Charging points for electric vehicles will be allowed on streets and in outdo... Read on »
Newcastle University researchers found that 31 per cent of drivers were easily bored and therefore more likely to seek excitement by taking driving risks.
These thrill-seekers were prone to ... Read on »
Mayor's cycle scheme offers cheap option for essential business travel. Businesses embrace it and make London greener.
New figures have revealed it is not just individuals who are benefitting from... Read on »
Met Office issues severe weather warnings for heavy snow in parts of Scotland and northern England
Fresh showers of snow and sleet meant a hazardous return to work for many people today in Norther... Read on »