Wireless charging at taxi ranks could provide an alternative to plugs and chargepoints, meaning multiple taxis can recharge at once, supporting drivers to charge up more easily.
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The Department is aiming to develop an interactive mapping tool, capable of displaying a wide range of information such as rail projects, population size and proportion of population that uses public transport.
The migration of DfT’s applications to the cloud, which has been called the ‘DfT Data Centre Transformation’, took place during the last quarter of 2018 and the first phases were completed by mid-2019.
With around 50 per cent of public transport journeys made on buses, this funding aims to ensure that all passengers can board more buses with greater confidence, knowing where they are and when to get off.
Currently, anyone riding an e-scooter in a UK public place could be subject to a £300 fixed-penalty notice and six points on their driving licence.
The Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) is available for entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a better transport system.
Following the UK's goal to be carbon neutral by 2050, Boris Johnson has made £300 million available for the development of greener transport options.
Transport Secretary announces £2.5 million investment in chargepoints in residential streets; the investment will support the UK’s move towards net zero emissions by 2050 and efforts to further improve air quality.
£2 million has been awarded to develop the 'most thorough understanding ever' of Britain's road markings, sections of the National Cycle Network and the country’s footways.
The partnership hopes to create a set of industry recognised standards that will accelerate the safe and successful deployment of automated vehicles, and champion British expertise in this field.
Third annual report on road and rail apprenticeships shows diversity has increased, with the proportion of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) apprentices rising.
The UK government has called on more women to consider engineering careers, highlighting the opportunities provided by major infrastructure projects like HS2.
Transport for the North has announced suppliers who will supply 'smart tools' that aim to deliver ‘London-style’ contactless capped payments on multi-mode, multi-operators across the North of England.
The investment in these projects is a key industrial milestone, and part of wider measures towards a net zero carbon economy.
Jesse Norman, Future of Mobility Minister, has stated that new transport technology must consider older people and those with mobility issues.