Transportation

How Tech Will Transform Our Public Transport System: Are Uber Buses Driving Our Way?

Johan Herrlin | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Tech
Johan Herrlin

We are expecting to see more experimentation with demand responsive services with data at the heart of delivering these types of services successfully. The introduction of shared economy models with bus operators supporting local communities to run services in partnership, will ultimately reduce costs and make services more viable.

A Staggering Number Of People Are Being Caught Using Their Phones While Driving

Press Association | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.05.2017 | UK Tech

200 drivers a day were caught using their mobile phone while driving, despite a major government crackdown on the practice. Police in Britain penalise...

Here's What You Need To Know About The New Speeding Fines

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK

The introduction of tougher punishments for the most serious speeding offences has been welcomed by motoring groups. Drivers caught at speeds excessiv...

Teenager Who Died In Jamaica Yacht Accident Was A 'Ray Of Sunshine'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK

A teenager has died after reportedly falling from the mast of a luxury yacht in Jamaica. Bethany Smith, 18, was working as a junior deckhand on German...

Bugatti's Astonishing $4m Yacht Is So Rare You'll Probably Never See It In Real Life

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Tech

Bugatti, not content with making some of the most exclusive and technologically advanced cars in the world, are now in the yacht-building business. Wh...

Call To Lower Drink Drive Limit From 80mg to 50mg

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.03.2017 | UK

The legal drink-drive limit should be lowered in England and Wales to cut alcohol-related accidents, councils and fire authorities have urged. The Loc...

To Win Over Rural Communities, Labour Must Adopt a Transport Policy Beyond the Railways

Ben Wood | Posted 25.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Wood

Last week, Jeremy Corbyn announced his strategy to bring back the railways into public ownership. Considering the widespread public support for the policy, most in the party that are ideologically opposed have reserved their criticism. However, for Labour to win over rural communities, both in next year's regional elections and in 2020, the party must adopt a transport policy that stretches beyond the railways.

Keeping Cool Need Not Cost the Earth

Toby Peters | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

Transport is vital: it's no good producing food and then just leaving it in a cold store; it needs to move quickly and efficiently from producer to consumer, and that requires a large fleet of refrigerated vehicles.

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

Countdown to Paris: Lessons from Obama

Natalie Bennett | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

It's not often that one of the world's biggest polluters fills me with hope that we can tackle climate change. But yesterday President Obama showed leaders around the globe what climate action looks like, and his timing couldn't be better.

Looks Like Getting To Work Is Going To Be Rather Tricky On Thursday

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK

Commuters are set to face multiple days of travel misery after Network Rail workers voted to stage not one, but three days of strikes. Members of t...

Reports Of Sexual Offences On London Transport Are Soaring

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

The number of sexual offences reported on London's public transport network is soaring. There were 34.7% more sexual offences reported on the netwo...

Passengers Complain After Announcer Apparently Says Person Under Train 'Couldn't Be Bothered To Live'

PA | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

A rail company has apologised after customers complained about a "shocking" announcement made on the loudspeaker about a death on the line. Passeng...

Walking to School: One Way to Defuse the Childhood Obesity Timebomb

Joe Irvin | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Over the next 10 years, pupil numbers are going to increase. The walk to school is in long-term decline and it would impact greatly on future generations if something so vital to the health of our children became a thing of the past.

Southern Rail's 'Fix' For Britain's Least Punctual Train Seems Like Cheating

PA | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK

A rail company operating Britain's least-punctual train route has come up with a novel way of improving the service: altering the timetable. By ski...

A Fascinating 'Ghost' Station Has Been Uncovered In South London

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

A historic “ghost” station hidden in south London has been unearthed by engineers working on the new Thameslink transport programme. Workers bu...

This Morning's Commute Was More Like 'Crossing Mordor' And 'The Hunger Games'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK

Twitter exploded with complaints from frustrated commuters this morning as travelers were faced with nightmare scenes across London and further afield...

Roads for the Common Good - Why the Greens Deserve a Voice on Transport

Caroline Russell | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.

The Aches and Pains of Commuting

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

How much time do you spend sitting every day? Let me give you an example. You wake up after a good night's rest of seven hours, and give yourself an hour to get up and get ready for work. Then you sit on a train or in a car for the next 30 minutes or so (more for a lot of us) and travel into work.

Funding Crossrail 2 Requires Fresh Thinking and Bold Ideas, Not Another Hit on London's Businesses

Simon Pitkeathley | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Pitkeathley

Our message to the Government is clear: extending the BRS in its current form will put the future of London BIDs and the success of its high street policy initiatives at risk. Whether this means offsetting it against BID levies or ensuring that landlords are on a more even footing, the BRS needs to be adapted to ensure that the short-to-medium term occupiers are not the ones that are penalised.

Why TfL's Union-Bashing Tweet Helps Ruin Things for All of Us

Rebecca Winson | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Rebecca Winson

Tweets like this, when viewed as part of a much bigger picture, are a direct threat to the idea that your job should be as safe as possible, that your time spent at work shouldn't make you weep blood and that you should get a fair wage for a fair day's work. TfL aren't just throwing shade at the RMT, they're throwing it at all of us.

Boris Mulls 'Car-Free' Sundays In London

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson has said he would seriously consider making central London 'car-free' for certain Sundays, after being impressed with the scheme in Jaka...

Ten Modes of Transportation that are Anything but Boring

Frontier | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Frontier

Travelling is fun. Travelling in a bizarre way you've never done before is even more fun! If you want to make the most of your journey why not travel in style on some of these awesome, whacky and downright crazy ways to get around abroad!

Bristol Workmen Have Actually Managed To Misspell 'Bus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

At least if a bup should ever come along, it'll know where it needs to stop. Workmen have managed to misspell the word 'bus' during roadworks. "Bup...

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.