News: April 2011
Ford reports net income of $2.6bn thanks to demand for greener cars and economic recovery.
Greener cars and a bounce-back in the global economy helped Read on »
Transport for London (TfL) has re-issued travel advice for people intending to visit central London on Friday 29 April to take part in celebrations surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Cat... Read on »
Transport for London (TfL) has issued travel advice for people intending to visit central London on 29 April to take part in celebrations surrounding the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Mid... Read on »
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered that charging an electric vehicle (EV) at night is better for the environment.
Their study, which has been published ... Read on »
If vehicles in London use Start/Stop technology, as much as 500,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions can be saved each year, research from Bosch shows.
Its research shows significant carbon savi... Read on »
The Government yesterday gave its backing to The Independent’s campaign to protect cyclists from being killed by lorries and buses on Britain’s roads.
Transport Secretary Philip Hamm... Read on »
The first citywide electric vehicle membership scheme is set to begin later this spring in London.
The scheme, Source London, will create 1,300 public electric vehicle charging stations around the... Read on »
The vast majority of people travelling by train over the upcoming bank holiday weekends will be unaffected by improvement works, with 16% more trains running this year compared to the same period l... Read on »
Charging points for electric cars could be installed in two Surrey towns if a bid for government cash is successful.
Surrey County Council (SCC) has applied to the Department for Transport for &... Read on »
A group of West councils has submitted a bid to the Local Sustainable Transport Fund for £5 million.
The Department for Transport expects to notify successful bidders in June.
The bid is ... Read on »
Up to 400,000 people are expected to travel by train into central London on the day of the Royal Wedding, according to estimates by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).
Bank holida... Read on »
More than 20 new motorcycle helmet safety ratings were published today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning ahead of the extended bank holiday.
Today's ratings take the total number of helme... Read on »
Works to start this summer with appointment of Mace as lead contractor. Transport for London (TfL) launches commercial partners campaign. New iconic link will boost regeneration of London's newly c... Read on »
Transport for London (TfL) is carrying out a trial that will see 18 buses retrofitted with specialist equipment to tackle NOx air pollution.
"We are making huge strides in cleaning up the C... Read on »
The motoring organisation is to give away 5000 LED-equipped lids on its 'Cycle Safety Day' promotion.
Ostensibly, the 5000 helmets - and 5000 hi-vis vests - are meant to be handed to those hiring ... Read on »
The “green revolution” on Britain’s roads quickened last year with official figures showing a huge rise of the number of cars with the lowest carbon emissions.
According to t... Read on »
The Department for Transport published the following Transport Statistics:
Vehicle Licensing Statistics 2010, see
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The government has allocated £400 million to boost the take-up of electric vehicles (EVs) in the UK.
It will see more electric car charging points implemented in public places, which could b... Read on »
Greater Manchester is leading the country in the drive to get cash for greener buses.
Firms and the region's transport leaders have been given grants totalling more than £11.9m for 16... Read on »
BATTERY-POWERED buses will be in service in Nottingham later this year.
The city council has ordered eight Optare Solo electric vehicles after securing more than £760,000 towards the &poun... Read on »
Leeds commuters are to benefit from more than 2,000 extra seats each day after Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced today that twenty additional rail carriages are to be deployed on route... Read on »
Local authorities are being urged by Regional and Local Transport Minister Norman Baker to consider the use of permit schemes that help to reduce the disruption caused by road works.
Road wo... Read on »
Work has begun on two new Barclays Cycle Superhighway routes which will open in July 2011, making it easier and safer for cyclists to commute into central London on direct and continuous cycle rout... Read on »
A £1.7m scheme will see eight battery-powered buses on Nottingham's roads by the autumn.
It is hoped that the lower energy costs and maintenance needs will make annual savings of £8,... Read on »
Catching the train could soon be more popular than going by air on the main routes between the UK’s big cities if the shift from flying to the railways continues at its current rate, new figu... Read on »
What is the ‘Alternatives to Travel: a Call for Evidence’ about?
We are asking a wide range of businesses, sectors, organisations and individuals to tell us about their experiences... Read on »
Transport minister says 'it is crazy these days for people to go to work when work can come to people'.
The transport minister, Norman Baker, wants to dramatically reduce rush hour in the capita... Read on »
Government funding of over £46 million will see 542 new low carbon buses on roads across England by March 2012, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today.
The money is part of th... Read on »
Six electric charging points have been switched on in Milton Keynes, providing public facilities for electric car drivers to recharge when out and about.
It marks the first phase of the government... Read on »
WWF's new report Electric avenues: driving home the case for electric vehicles in the UK ex... Read on »
Last week, the Department for Transport, GlaxoSmithKline and Business in the Community invited top business leaders to witness and talk about the issues surrounding work-related travel.
J... Read on »
Many towns and cities could benefit from a huge rise in direct trains to London once a new high speed rail network is built, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond told business and civic leaders fro... Read on »
Some lorries could be allowed to use longer trailers after independent research showed that this could cut carbon without compromising safety. The research is being published last week by Roads M... Read on »
Nottingham's tram service is to be extended after funding was made available to the project.
The move could help to reduce the carbon emissions of the city by encouraging commuters to travel via p... Read on »
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has committed an additional £5m funding to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson to help improve air quality in the capital.
This exceptional funding is ... Read on »