News articles about Act TravelWise and sustainable transport initiatives along with published news in the press are published here. Members also regularly submit news items covering initiatives at their organisation.

 

Act TravelWise will shortly be launching a national Business Travel Forum. It will be a forum for business actively engaged in delivering sustainable travel solutions for their staff, visitors and those delivering to and servicing their premises. This will facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and best practice.

Act TravelWise is looking for expressions of interest from organisations who would like to be part of shaping the scope and direction of the Forum. The Forum will be open to all private organisations irrespective of sector and size. Those in the public sector and transport consultancies are very welcome to nominate organisations that are likely to be interested in joining the Forum.

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We are happy to announce the opening of the Call for Presentations for the 21st European Conference on Mobility Management - ECOMM 2017, which will take place in Maastricht, The Netherlands from 31 May to 2 June 2017.

The main theme of ECOMM 2017 is ‘Teaming Up for Liveable Cities’. The ECOMM conference wants to explore how a continious improvement in the quality of life and health in cities can be realised by working together (public-private and cross-border), combating climate change, creating integral solutions and customising mobility services.

The deadline for papers is 16 December 2016.

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The Government offers grants to support the wider use of electric and hybrid vehicles via the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). In addition to the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) for domestic properties, the Workplace Charging Scheme (WCS) is a voucher-based scheme that provides support towards the up-front costs of the purchase and installation of electric vehicle charge-points, for eligible businesses, charities and public sector organisations. The scheme will open to applications from workplaces from 21 November 2016.

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PlusBike, an initiative of the Rail Delivery Group (formerly ATOC) is running a survey through 20 November to understand how best to provide you with helpful information when you’re planning a rail journey with a cycle. The survey will take between 5-10 minutes to complete. We appreciate you taking part and as a thank you all completed surveys will be entered into a free prize draw where four lucky winners will win £25 worth of Amazon gift vouchers each.

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