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"...The Chancellor's statement focused on a few large-scale transport projects but the reality is cuts in funding for everyday transport..."
04 September 2017
It's hard not to be sceptical about the marginal pollution benefits of lorry platooning when rail freight is so much cleaner and greener. In fact, one might say that 70-truck lorry platoons already exist, known as freight trains!
16 August 2017
Last month’s Government announcements about its forthcoming rail plans are disappointing given the socio-economic benefits of rail freight and its record; customer demand for more consumer and construction rail freight services is currently constrained by the lack of space on the rail network....
14 August 2017
With all the bad news about the Government backtracking on rail electrification, it's good to be able to celebrate some good rail news. The Government announced that it will support the opening of five new stations, in the second round of its New Stations Fund.
17 July 2017
The Government's Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) gives grants for converting to electric cars and vans - but not to electric bikes. We think that's a missed opportunity.
We're calling on the Government to change the rules, and extend the scope of OLEV grants to include e-bikes...
09 July 2017
Cynical politicians are sometimes dismissive of rail freight: 'Rail freight doesn't get a vote'. But a new YouGov poll shows that the public support rail over HGVs when it comes to freight - which makes sense as it reduces road congestion, pollution, road damage and fatal accidents.
09 July 2017
When Transport for the North (TfN) began developing a Strategic Transport Plan we knew it was vital that environmental and community groups were involved with the process. So when TfN asked us to engage with these groups on its behalf, we jumped at the chance.
27 June 2017
Hauliers claim that trucks are overpaying in taxes and charges compared to their impact on the environment and society. But in this guest blog, Samuel Kenny from Transport & Environment argues that road transport is now Europe's biggest climate problem.
23 June 2017
Congratulations to Nottingham City Council on winning a prestigious Ashden Award for their Workplace Parking Levy.
In this guest blog, Nottingham's WPL pioneers Nigel Hallam and Andy Gibbons set out the elements that have made this exciting project such a success.
18 June 2017
The UK rail network has long been hampered by limited electrification, so we're excited to welcome the UK’s first dual electric and diesel locomotive, the Class 88.
16 June 2017
With the election dust beginning to settle, there is still much confusion on what happens next. Certainly the Parliament will be dominated by Brexit (the civil service has been told that there will be no legislative time for anything else), but that won’t mean that transport will be a backwater...