Category «Policies»

UK government supports cargo bikes with £2m

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There is an increasing use of diesel vans to cater to the e-commerce boom. The UK government has announced £2 million to support the uptake of e-cargo bikes, driving UK companies towards a greener future. Department for Transport (DfT) officials made the announcement as part of the international Zero Emission Vehicle Summit in Birmingham.

Big data in transport: societal and ethical issues

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A new report by the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme ‘Big data in Transport: Research opportunities, challenges, and limitations’ identifies and examines various societal and ethical issues that are relevant to the production of, access to, linking of and re-use of big data in the transport sector.

Paris introduces parking fee for trucks

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Paris issued a regulation, which will result in a mandatory parking fee for trucks over 3.5 tonnes, reports Transport and Logistics France (TLF). The new rule is to enter into force on November 1, 2018. As the city councilors of Paris justify: the trucks take up a large area due to their dimensions.

New ways of funding for future mobility

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Most governments rely heavily on revenue generated directly and indirectly by transportation. Everything from fuel taxes to parking fees, traffic violation fines, value-added taxes from vehicle purchases, subway and bus fares, and registration and licensing charges can provide critical revenue to maintain infrastructure, support public transit, and more. 

EU to focus on road safety: vision zero

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President Juncker has steered the course of action of this Commission towards a Europe that protects. Safety is fundamental to any transport system and must always be the top priority. Thanks to actions at EU, national and local levels, road safety in the EU has greatly improved in recent decades.