Innovation and supportive policy over the last decade has transformed the bus sector from being a part of the problem of poor urban air quality to being an important part of the solution.

Henrik Anderberg, director of High Speed Rail Industry Leaders, looks at why High Speed Rail is essential to UK economy and provides an update on its progress

Showing operators how to cut emissions and costs

The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership has launched a new Low Emission Van Guide and associated web tool for operators who want to cut their running costs while also reducing carbon emissions

VED changes: cutting down on band size

Understanding Vehicle Excise Duty can sometimes be unnecessarily confusing. Transport Business analyses what effect the latest changes to tax could have for fleet operators

Pondering the alternative

Richard Mochor from motor dealership Motorparks looks at the past, present and future of alternative fuels

Counting the cost of electric vans

There are two schools of thought from manufacturers of electric light commercial vehicles: sell the battery outright with the vehicle or have the operator lease it

Baroness Kramer

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer explains a new scheme that will allow every 
central government department to review its fleet arrangements and consider how
 ultra-low emission vehicles can be used, with the aim of making electric and plug-in vehicles common place on the government’s fleet

Fleet manager decision-making

With cost reduction high on the agenda for public sector fleet managers, ACFO director Jullie Jenner talks us through the implications of tax changes in the Chancellor’s 2014 budget

More flexibility to meet local signage needs

Simon Morgan from the Institute of Highway Engineers examines new local highways traffic sign legislation that comes into force in 2015, which brings both benefits and challenges to local authorities

Parking

David Smith of the British Parking Association reports on the recent Parkex event where Robert Goodwill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport led a seminar on the government’s current and future thinking on parking policy

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