Measures to encourage the switch to EVs include a new app launched by Grant Shapps, as well as extra funding to install chargepoints in places like Bed and Breakfasts and other tourist sites.
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Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar TD, has highlighted the key role that Irish businesses are playing in achieving sustainable transport commitments in the UK.
The Air Quality Grant is part of a wider plan to reduce harmful roadside emissions, with zero-emissions transport key to driving down pollution in the UK’s cities.
Among the projects funded by the competition is the retrofitting of a diesel-powered double-decker bus, and the development of hydrogen-powered vehicles for the emergency services in the region.
The trial area has now been expanded to include Westminster, meaning that e-scooters can be hired and used in a wider area of central and inner London.
First Bus passengers in Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent are now benefitting from the Tap On/ Tap Off scheme, which enables contactless payments and ensures daily and weekly fare capping.
The DfT has announced plans to improve accessibility for disabled travellers in the UK, including an audit of train stations and new regulations for bus operators.
The Department for Transport has announced more funding for public transport operators, this time for light rail services in the North and England and the Midlands.
Debate has been sparked within the transport industry among politicians, local authorities, and unions alike, as face coverings look set to be ditched as a legal requirement in England.
The DfT says it will work with the disability charity to set accessibility standards for EV chargepoints as the UK’s electric mobility sector continues to rise.
The winners of the research and development competition include a hydrogen-powered ambulance and a kinetic battery to boost the charge of electric vehicles.
With the public remaining sceptical on the rollout of e-scooters across the UK, TIER Vice President Fred Jones explains the steps his company is taking to make its vehicles safe for all road users, and with that win over some hearts and minds during London’s e-scooter trial.
The DfT has agreed a new funding package for TfL, yet it has laid out strict conditions that London’s transport operator will need to fulfil in return for the much-needed cash injection.
The UK government has announced the formation of a new public body, Great British Railways, which will bring the UK’s railways under single, accountable national leadership.
The letter has been signed by some of London’s top Chief Executives and calls for a more sustainable approach to transport in the capital, which it says is crucial for the UK as a whole to thrive.