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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..."
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...
25 May 2017
With the election underway, I posted a blog a couple of weeks ago setting out some challenges and suggestions for what we'd like to see on transport in the manifestos. Now they've all been published, I thought I'd take a look at what they are offering.
18 May 2017
On some strategic corridors it would be better to upgrade the rail network to reduce freight congestion rather than adding more lanes of motorway.
15 May 2017
It has been just over twenty years since the first passenger rail franchises commenced in the UK and, although successful in increasing rail usage over this time, the system now finds itself faced with significant challenges and may need fundamental changes in the future.