The Mayor of London is planning to bring forward zero-emission zones in some town centres from 2025 to 2020, as part of his environmental strategy.

A new report by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has revealed that only half of housing in the 12 fast growing cities in England is built within 2km of train stations.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced a £2 million for regional transport organisations in the South East of England to develop strategies to improve journeys for goods and passengers.

Bespoke safety training for drivers who travel on smart motorways is being offered by the Highways Agency and the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

 Free bus travel for elderly and disabled to continue

Older people and those with disabilities will continue to get free off peak bus travel, thanks to an extension of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme.

New biofuel targets to double use of renewable fuels in UK transports sector

The Department for Transport has announced new regulations designed to double the use of sustainable fuels by 2020 as part of plans to reduce carbon emissions and make the transport sector more sustainable.

Increase in diesel cars on the road

According to Department for Transport figures, the number of diesel cars licensed in Great Britain has risen from 12 million at the end of 2016, to 12.4 million at the end of last year.

Last year, 26,586 kWh worth of energy was used by drivers to charge electric cars on the Greater Anglia network.

As part of its air quality plans, Liverpool City Council is considering giving council officers the powers to fine drivers who do not switch off their engines.

Invitation for investors to invest in rail infrastructure launches

Investors are being invited to to propose schemes that could enhance and expand the rail network.

Bromley-by-Bow becomes step-free

Lifts have now been installed at Bromley-by-Bow station for the first time, making it the 73rd step-free station on London's Underground network.

TfL to launch e-bike scheme to encourage cycling

TfL is launching a new scheme with the Association of Cycle Traders and e-bike retailers to help raise awareness of the benefits of e-bikes and encourage more Londoners to take up cycling.

Seventy POLAR rapid chargers available within M25

The UK’s largest electric vehicle charging network, POLAR, now has 70 rapid chargers within the M25.

Kent County Council launches seven-week electric bus trial

Kent County Council has launched its OppCharge Electric Bus Trial as part of plans to improve air quality.

Volvo XC90 Drive Me test vehicle

The government review will examine any legal obstacles to self-driving vehicles and highlight the need for regulatory reforms.

Cycling Minister Jesse Norman has set out his plans to help people to walk and cycle more, as part of a push to take more cars off the road, especially for shorter journeys.

Pages