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The process of developing policy generally involves research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to produce recommendations. Guidelines can help cities develop and assess their transport policies to address existing and new policy objectives. Research organisations and institutions provide valuable data and analysis to underpin policy recommendations and decisions.

 

 
By News Editor / Updated: 05 Jul 2016

Malta extends EV grant scheme

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The transport regulatory authority of Malta is extending and improving a grant scheme for the purchase of electric vehicles (EVs).

Transport Malta, in conjunction with the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, previously provided the grant only to individuals.

The new changes announced last month mean that the grant is now also available to registered NGOs and businesses.

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By News Editor / Updated: 04 Feb 2016

14th World Conference on Transport Research

The aims of the conference are to offer a unique opportunity to bring together experts in all aspects of transport research, from all parts of the world and to stimulate the exchange of ideas in the broad field of transport research.

Topics include:

By News Editor / Updated: 04 Feb 2016

Use of private motor vehicles falls among Belgian commuters

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The number of Belgians travelling by car to get to work has dropped over the last decade, according to a new mobility study.

The Federal Public Service Mobility and Transport surveyed all employers in Belgium with more than 100 workers to ask them about their employees’ commuting habits.

The results show the most popular transport for commuters remains the car, responsible for 66.6 per cent of trips.

However, between 2005 and 2014, the use of cars and motorcycles fell by 4.9 per cent.

By News Editor / Updated: 20 Jan 2016

Impact of diesel ‘severely underestimated’ across Europe

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Researchers in London have found that diesel contributes up to half of the total of hazardous air pollutants in the English capital.

The worrying findings mean that the UK’s emissions inventory - a database that lists the amount of air pollutants in the atmosphere during a given time period by source – is severely underestimated.

The underestimations are significant because national emissions estimates drive national policy.

And as diesel use in the UK is within the European average, the authors say this underestimation is likely the case across the EU.

By News Editor / Updated: 15 Jan 2016

Romanian MPs propose local EV procurement legislation

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Romanian politicians have proposed new legislation that will require purchases of new municipal public transport to feature at least 50 per cent electric vehicles.

Six members of parliament have submitted the bill to the Romanian Senate in the hope that it will reduce pollution in cities and promote green transport.

If passed, the obligation will also apply to school buses and minibuses, and private companies that provide transport in cities and metropolitan areas.

By News Editor / Updated: 27 Jan 2016

UK extends plug-in car subisidy to 2018

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The UK government has extended by at least two years the grant to subsidise the purchase of electric and other low-emission cars to encourage more motorists to buy greener vehicles.

The original grant was introduced in 2011 and is reported to be responsible for the purchase of about 50 000 low-emission vehicles.

Due to expire in February 2016, the grant will now run until March 2018.

The revised grant gives buyers up to £4 500 (€ 5 900) towards cleaner new cars, and will focus on zero-emissions vehicles, no longer subsidising the most expensive hybrids.

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By News Editor / Updated: 27 Jan 2016

Minimise barriers to develop car-sharing in emerging markets – new report

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Institutional support and an enabling environment are crucial if emerging cities are to successfully establish car-sharing, a global sustainability research organisation has said.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) reviewed existing literature and interviewed mobility experts and car-sharing operators to develop an initial understanding of the feasibility of car-sharing in developing cities.

By Lewis Macdonald / Updated: 27 Jan 2016

New report on encouraging cycling published (Denmark)

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The Danish Cyclists' Federation has released a new report looking at how to encourage people to cycle more.

With support from Denmark's National Cycling Fund, the report aimed to identify why people choose bicycles for everyday transportation, what causes people to change their travel habits, and the obstacles that exist to making such this change. The report also offers recommendations on how to increase cycling and encourage a lasting change in travel habits.

By News Editor / Updated: 11 Apr 2016

Transport Research Arena 2016

The Transport Research Arena is the most important transport research event in Europe, gathering every 2 years the key stakeholders such as researchers, experts, operators, industry and

By News Editor / Updated: 02 Dec 2015