Sunday, August 18, 2019

Transport News

Government Europa brings you the latest Transport News from across the field of European Government Policy.

Heavily polluting diesel vehicles banned in Stuttgart © Cristian Bortes

Germany to rule on heavily polluting diesel vehicles ban

Germany’s federal administrative court will rule today on whether the cities of Stuttgart and Düsseldorf can ban heavily polluting diesel vehicles. Around 70 German cities...
The design for Gothenburg’s new cable car system is based on crane's in the city's ports © Fredrik

Gothenburg’s new cable car system chooses winning design

A design by Dutch company UNStudio design has won a competition to design the City of Gothenburg’s new cable car system. City officials hope that...
UK funds revolutionary vehicle-to-grid technologies

UK funds revolutionary vehicle-to-grid technologies

The UK government has announced a plan to invest £30m (~€33m) in revolutionary vehicle-to-grid technologies. These vehicle-to-grid technologies are expected to unlock the potential for...
Diesel-powered trains © Train Photos

UK to phase out diesel-powered trains by 2040

The UK has announced plans to phase out all diesel-powered trains by 2040 as part of its wider decarbonisation strategy. The UK has already committed...
Volkswagen emissions © Alan Levine

Volkswagen suspends lobbyist over animal testing

Volkswagen has taken responsibility for tests carried out by German association EUGT, which involved humans and monkeys inhaling diesel exhaust fumes. The New York Times...
An aircraft © Muggost

Norway’s short-haul flights to switch to electricity

Avinor, the public operator of Norway’s airports, has announced plans to make all short-haul flights electric by 2040. Norway already has more electric and hybrid...
Made for walking

Made for walking

Pan European Networks investigates some of the roles cities play in promoting initiatives for pedestrians.  With transport accountable for almost a quarter of Europe’s greenhouse...
Leading logistics

Leading logistics

Philip Evans, secretary general of the European Freight and Logistics Leaders’ Forum, gives his view on smart innovations in the sector. The European Freight and...
Wheel appeal

Wheel appeal

Pan European Networks discusses the role of intelligent transport within the smart cities of the future, and the developments already underway. Transport simulation is being...
A chance for sustainable mobility?

A chance for sustainable mobility?

Michel Arnd of Polis offers the perspective of cities and regions on the future of Mobility as a Service The introduction of shared vehicles and,...

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