Tag: transport

Shiply wins Best Digital Climate Change Innovation at 2019 Transport Awards

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Shiply has been named winner of Best Digital Climate Change Innovation at the 2019 Transport Awards. The award recognises Shiply’s significant impact in reducing carbon emissions, by matching people who need to move goods with transport companies already making similar journeys.

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DfT transport strategy points to green, electric and connected future

DfT transport strategy points to green, electric and connected future

19th March 2019 | 0 Comments

The government has published its future transport strategy. After highlighting mobility trends towards increased take-up of electric vehicles, increased amounts of vehicle connectivity and increased ecological consciousness, the strategy focuses on four “next steps”: Implementing a flexible regulatory framework, Supporting industry and local leaders, Ensuring government decision-making is robust; and continuing established technology-specific plans. In other words its about electric mobility, data connectivity and better environmental performance.

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Chris Grayling named as new Transport Secretary

15th July 2016 | 0 Comments

Chris Grayling MP, the former leader of the House of Commons and former justice secretary, has been named as secretary of state for transport. The appointment signals the survival of the Department for Transport (DfT) after new Prime Minister Theresa May led a cabinet reshuffle so wide-ranging that it is probably better described as a government restructure on 14 July.

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Traffic jam? Take to the river

Traffic jam? Take to the river

31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

Gibbs Technologies recently took to the Thames to embark on an exclusive demo to showcase its High Speed Amphibian (HSA) vehicles. Before potential licensees, Gibbs demonstrated its Humdinga, as the first ever high speed amphibian river taxi application.

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£21 million grants for green transport initiatives

31st May 2016 | 0 Comments

Councils across the country have won nearly £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport, it was announced recently. The funding is being given out for 23 sustainable travel initiatives across England that boost local economies by supporting people’s ambitions –  offering cheap, clean and healthy travel options to access […]

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Transport and distribution workers worry about sick leave

16th October 2015 | 0 Comments

Workers in the “transport & distribution” sector are worried about a loss of income when they have to take time off work for being sick, according to a new study. The study, commissioned by insurance company There researched the sick day habits of 25 different industries. Transportation and distribution workers take more time off work due to serious injuries sustained on the job than almost any other industry.

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Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) to be run by Ricardo-AEA

16th January 2015 | 0 Comments

Ricardo-AEA has been awarded a major three-year contract to run the European Commission’s Transport Research and Innovation Portal (TRIP) – a public, online platform that shares up-to-date information on transport research projects and activities across Europe. Over the next three years, Ricardo-AEA, together with its partners TRT Trasporti e Territorio, the Czech Transport Research Centre (CDV), Fraunhofer ISI, the University of the Aegean and TEPR, will update and verify TRIP’s existing content, adding in new findings from the latest transport research programmes.

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