Sunday, September 22, 2019

Transport News

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

Vehicle safety standards in Europe need improvement

An important year for vehicle safety in Europe

Executive Director of the European Transport Safety Council, Antonio Avenoso, discusses the role that technology and regulation have to play in addressing vehicle safety,...
EU approves electric buses in Germany project © Kecko

EU approves €70m for electric buses in Germany

The European Commission has ruled that a plan to fund electric buses in Germany, and support the development of related recharging infrastructure, is in...
Brexit threatens the European rail sector © Mike Knell

Stakeholders warn European rail sector at risk after Brexit

Leading stakeholders in the European rail sector have warned the European Commission to try to mitigate the potential impact of Brexit on rail during...
London’s public transport system © vic15

Could London’s public transport system benefit from Uber integration?

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has announced plans to integrate the app into London’s public transport system. Despite the company having its licence to operate its...
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...

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