UK’s Crown Estate and Volta Trucks partner for electric truck trial in London

Set to launch in summer 2022, the trial will see the all-electric Volta Zero bring deliveries to retailers in Regent Street, where the Crown Estate’s portfolio spans 10m square feet

UK Power Networks deploys AI traffic lights across UK to cut congestion

The smart system works to reduce traffic queuing time and allow maximum traffic flow during repair and installation work

Ban new diesel lorry sales by 2040, urges NIC

The National Infrastructure Commission says the government must set long term targets to ensure UK freight is carbon free by 2050

Businesses offered £2m to gear up for sustainable deliveries

Applicants can benefit from funding for up to 20% of the cost of a new electric cargo bike

New York taxi
New York hails congestion charge for yellow taxis

The move aims to reduce the number of cars on the streets in busy parts of Manhattan

UK revs up £2m funding for electric delivery bikes

Older, polluting diesel vans making short deliveries are said to be a major source of congestion and harmful emissions

Utility firms face £2,500 a day fine for peak time roadworks

Councils will be given the power to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day for digging up the busiest roads at peak times. The Department for Transport said lane rental schemes, which have been trialled in Kent and London, have helped to significantly reduce delays and could now be rolled out nationwide. The aim […]

Budget 2017: New study to assess freight congestion and pollution

Chancellor Philip Hammond has asked the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to study the future of freight and its effect on congestion and pollution. The announcement was made alongside the Budget this week, which included £540 million for EVs and charging infrastructure, a tax hike for diesel cars which will finance a new £220 million Clean […]

Charging utilities for roadworks ‘could increase consumer bills’

Allowing local authorities in England to charge utility firms by the hour to carry out roadworks on selected routes could increase consumer bills. That’s the view of Street Works UK, the trade body for utilities and their contractor partners on road work issues, which is warning against the government proposals. It argues lane rental schemes […]

New data hub to help drive UK transport innovation

A platform which provides analysis of road travel and haulage patters to help address challenges in transport has been launched. The Transport Systems Catapult’s (TSC) ‘Intelligent Mobility Data Hub’ (IMDH) currently stores data sets from government organisations, transport and technology firms. Businesses will be able to use the information to tackle issues such as pollution, […]