Transport theme

 

Promoting safe, efficient transport systems with minimal congestion is important for personal mobility and transportation of goods.

Yet the transport sector damages our environment: it produces over a quarter of UK CO2 emissions. Engineering is therefore key to meeting the requirements of increased mobility, lower carbon emissions and improving air quality.

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transport
reports and policy statements

  • A Breath of Fresh Air: new solutions to reduce transport emissions

    Air pollution has always been a topic on the Government’s agenda, but one where the focus has changed over the years.

  • Public Perceptions: Driverless Cars

    The Institution commissioned ICM Unlimited to establish the public’s knowledge, awareness and acceptability of a technology which could potentially revolutionise road transport in the very near future.

  • Increasing capacity: Putting Britain's railways back on track

    This report complements and builds upon the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Transport Congestion Challenge paper (Nov 2015), using the expertise of our Railway Division membership active throughout the UK rail industry.

  • Automated Vehicles: Automatically Low Carbon?

    Automation and smart connectivity in road vehicles is happening apace. In this report we look at how might these elements be combined and integrated into the mobility system to have the most positive impact on energy efficiency and carbon reduction.

  • UK Freight: In for the long haul?

    This report consists of five short papers which look at UK freight's key issues: future-proofing the transport network, creating a joined-up approach, the introduction of new technologies, environmental impact and skills challenges.


Comment and analysis

Dr Jenifer Baxter

Dr Jenifer Baxter

Head of Engineering

Dr Jenifer Baxter joined the Institution in May 2015. Jenifer works closely with members to raise the profile of engineers and engineering potential, to generate discussion and provide thought leadership.

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