UK Autodrive November 2017 demo

UK tech and automotive firms are being invited to bid for a share of £30 million to develop self-parking vehicles.

Scotland’s Port of Montrose will be taking more freight by sea thanks to a £1.5m Ports Mode Shift Grant from the Scottish Government.

As part of a £52,484 project, Derby City Council is rolling out cutting edge smart technology to the city’s road network, which will help create a digital map of Derby’s road sign inventory.

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment has approved a subsidised pilot project to conduct research and development on the electrification of long-haul trucks.

The Department for Transport’s consultation on how to increase the uptake cycling and walking closes on 1 June 2018 and Cycling Minister Jesse Norman is urging people to have their say.

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.