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.
List view / Grid view
Department for Transport (DfT)
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.
New statistics from the Department for Transport (DfT) suggests electric vehicles are on the rise, as more and more motorist turn away from fossil-fuel power towards greener cars.
Self-driving cars could be seen on the UK’s motorways this year as the DfT looks set to allow new automated technology to be used in slow moving traffic.
More than £100 million has been made available for local authorities to help purchase zero-emissions buses as part of the scheme, which the DfT hopes will help improve air quality.
A new funding package has been agreed for Transport for London, though the operator wants a long-term deal from the UK Government as passenger numbers remain low.
The DfT claims electric vehicles are getting cheaper, but there has been criticism of the announcement by some members of the industry.
The UK Government has announced a raft of measures to improve the country’s bus infrastructure, including funding for rural services.
The UK Government has announced funding to help local authorities tackle bad air quality throughout the UK, as well as opening a competition to find the country’s best electric vehicle innovations.
First Bus retrofits 1,000 buses in its UK network to comply with Euro VI emission standards as it seeks to operate a zero-emissions fleet by 2035.