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Institute of Transport Administration

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Consultations Documents

3.   CONSULTATION - Future of transport regulatory review: call for evidence on micromobility vehicles, flexible bus services and mobility as a service

 

Consultation description

​Call for evidence asking for information and views on 3 areas of the ‘Future of transport regulatory review’. The 3 areas are:

  • micromobility vehicles
  • flexible bus services
  • mobility as a service (MaaS)

This call for evidence asks:

  • whether certain micromobility vehicles (such as electric scooters) should be permitted on the road, and if so what vehicle and user requirements would be appropriate.
  • how effective existing rules are around flexible bus services, and which other areas of the bus, taxi and private hire vehicle framework should be considered in this review.
  • what the opportunities and risks of MaaS platforms might be, and what role central and local governments should play in their development.

The ‘Future of transport regulatory review’ was first announced in March 2019 as part of the Future of mobility: urban strategy.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/future-of-transport-regulatory-review-call-for-evidence-on-micromobility-vehicles-flexible-bus-services-and-mobility-as-a-service?utm_source=ab633d25-e55d-4189-81fd-bff15ee20676&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

 

 

2.  Consultation proposing on introducing E10 petrol for UK vehicles.

Proposals on how to introduce E10 petrol for vehicle use throughout in the UK.

This consultation closes at  11:45pm on 3 May 2020

Consultation proposing on introducing E10 petrol for UK vehicles.

Unleaded petrol currently contains up to 5% bioethanol, a grade known as E5, whereas E10 petrol contains up to 10% bioethanol and is not currently available.

This consultation is:

  • proposing introducing E10 petrol as the 95 octane “Premium” grade
  • proposing ensuring the ongoing availability of E5 petrol in the higher octane “Super” grade only
  • proposing amending the mandatory labelling of E10 petrol
  • launching a call for evidence on future transport biofuels policy
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Introducing E10 petrol:

  • will reduce CO2 emissions from petrol vehicles
  • could help the UK meet emissions reductions targets
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This consultation is a result of suggested actions from the E10 and consumer protection government response

This consultation follows our 2018 call for evidence into whether and how E10 could be introduced in the UK.

Published 4 March 2020

Last updated 27 March 2020 — see all updates

From: Department for Transport

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/introducing-e10-petrol?utm_source=ea7c3b93-bad1-40c3-9a66-3d6af674441f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate

 

1.  Older tyre ban in bid to improve road safety

The consultation follows the 'Tyred' campaign by Francis Molloy, whose son Michael died in a coach crash caused by a 19 year old tyre in 2012.

The consulation launched on 23 June runs for 10 weeks closing on 1st September 2019 at 11:45pm.  The consultation asks whether older tyres should be banned on buses, coaches, lorries and minibuses as well as whether the ban should be extended to taxis and private hire vehicles.

DVSA have already advised bus operators not to use older at the front of their vehicles and the Guide to Maintaining Roadworthiness has been updated to reflect the advice that older tyres should not be used on the front axles of heavy goods vehicles as well as buses and coaches.

Consultation available on the link:

DfT - On a proposed ban on tyres aged 10 years and older from heavy goods vehicles, heavy trailers, buses, coaches and minibuses.