Transportation

Half Of White Line Road Markings Need Replacing Immediately

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK

Around half of the white line road markings on major highways need replacing immediately or soon, according to a survey. Just 16% of markings on motor...

Cyclists 'Should Not Be Fined' For Pavement Riding At Dangerous Junctions

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Cyclists who mount the pavement at dangerous junctions should not be fined, a transport minister has advised police, saying £50 are handed out too re...

Down the Tubes - Ten Years of NFC

Daniel Lowther | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Unfortunately, this future has failed to materialise. When I'm commuting home tonight, I'll pass by more than a handful of retailers. And, to the best of my knowledge, only one of them, a purveyor of ready-to-eat sarnies, accepts contactless cards.

La Vita Della Vespa: Five Life Lessons From Driving a Vespa in Italy

Michael St. Germain | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Michael St. Germain

When I decided to spend my first year of my master's program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Italy, I knew I wanted to live with a host family...

How Many People Does It Take To Change A Lightbulb At Heathrow?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK

How many people does it take to change a light bulb at Heathrow? The bright sparks who designed Heathrow's £4.3bn Terminal 5 aren't sure, because no ...

Automation of Services and People - Are You Kidding Me?

Danielle Lowe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

A spring is certainly present in a lot of Londoners steps right now. They're pleased to hear that they can party all night and take multiple methods of transport home rather than dashing for the last tube or trying to find where that night bus goes from. However, there are so many issues with this idea.

London 2020 - How Can We Achieve Boris' Vision?

Mark Naysmith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Mark Naysmith

To test Boris's Vision, we applied our global expertise in environmental consultancy, development planning and transport modelling and asked, how can we actually achieve these aspirations?

Accessible Transport Is Good for Everyone

Simon Stevens | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

Public transport is an essential part of the infrastructure of any civilised society and therefore if disabled people are to achieve full equality as contributing citizens, it is important that public transport is as accessible as it can be, and by this I do not just mean wheelchair access but also a whole range of features so that transport is accessible to a wide range of people with differing impairments.

Sustainability Today: Everyday Actions, Enduring Solutions

Michael St. Germain | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK
Michael St. Germain

"This project is never going to happen," was the first thing that the Johns Hopkins' parking manager told me. "Maybe it can be your graduate thesis...

SEIZED: One £400,000 Lamborghini

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

A £400,000 lurid orange Lamborghini has been seized by police during a crackdown on uninsured cars. The Lamborghini Aventador - which does 0-62mph...

The Dumbest Political Protest in History?

Nash Riggins | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

There are millions of ways a politician can shoot his or herself in the foot. Perhaps she gets too easily distracted, and fails to show up for hearings. Or maybe he abstains from key votes, and tweets crotch-shots to impressionable teens. Well, Labour's shadow transport minister, Jim Fiztpatrick, has taken political absurdity to new heights...

UK Automotive Industry Is Constructing a Comeback

Peter Rolton | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK
Peter Rolton

What do a Range Rover Sport, a double-decker bus, and a Jaguar F Type all have in common? The answer is surprisingly straightforward.

Emergency Landing In Dublin After Crew Smell Smoke

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK

A Washington-bound transatlantic flight from Heathrow Airport has been forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin, after the crew smelled smoke. ...

Jessica Elgot

Ryanair Agrees To Refund Fare Of Dead Passenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

Ryanair has apologised for the "inappropriate and incorrect" letter it sent to a bereaved son, refusing a refund for the airfare for his now deceased ...

Jessica Elgot

Ryanair Refuse Refund For Dead Passenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK

A bereaved son plans to strap a vase of his mother's ashes on a Ryanair flight to the Canary Islands, after the budget airline refused to offer a refu...

PICTURES: Full Steam Ahead For Historic Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

A historic locomotive will mark a rail milestone on Saturday as it blasts up the East Coast Mainline at the fastest speed travelled by a steam train i...

What Your Car Says About You

Amanda Walters | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Walters

No, I'm not talking about Kit from Knight Rider here, but the car you drive does actually speak volumes about the kind of person you are. Your tastes, your interests, your profession, it seems strange but your car is almost as good at describing you as you are!

PICS: Hyundai's Futuristic 'Egg Car' Rolls Without Wheels

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Tech

Hyundai has a new concept for the car of tomorrow - and it doesn't involve wheels. The 'E4U' is an egg-shaped, open-topped single person transport ...

You Wait Ages at a Bus-Stop and Then... Two Go Straight Past

Matthew Bond | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Bond

Disabled people and the welfare state, however much the Tories might tell you otherwise, did not cause the financial crisis, bankers running casinos in their trading floors did. In these tough times disabled people need more support from society, not less.

'Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!': But This Bus Driver Couldn't...

Caters | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

A bus driver kept his passengers waiting for 20 minutes after refusing to board the vehicle because it featured a gay rights message on the side. ...

Setting Our (Loco) Motives Straight

Harbir Kaur | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Tech
Harbir Kaur

Imagine boarding a train in Birmingham that will zip to London in less than an hour. By 2026 the government hopes this will become a reality with the building of a brand spanking new high-speed rail link from Birmingham to London, courtesy of the tax-payer of course.

Golden Tickets: 25 Million Attempt To Get To The Games

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

There's one thing more valuable than an Olympic gold medal - a ticket to watch someone win one. In the aftermath of Team GB's successful first week...

How To Think Your Way Out Of Transport Chaos

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Nicolas Brusson

The talk this week has been all about transport, and not without reason. A hoard of Olympic athletes and their entourage flew into Heathrow on Monday morning heading for the London 2012 Athletes' Village; the first Games lane opened, coinciding, inevitably, with an accident on the M4, slowing Heathrow traffic to a standstill.

On Yer Bike: Plymouth Named As Most Cycle-Friendly Location

PA | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Cyclists seeking the UK's most bike-friendly location should plump for Plymouth, according to a survey. The Devon city came top on a range of crite...

Why TFL Would Like Commuters To 'Walk To Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Commuters are being asked to practise ‘walking to work’ this week, ahead of the Olympic Games. This morning, commuters between London Bridge a...