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Freight electrification demo wins rail innovation award

JFG Comms is delighted to see client, Furrer+Frey, win recognition for their innovative ‘Decarbonisation and Electrification of Freight Terminals’ project. The team at JFG were involved from early in the project and developed a comprehensive communications campaign that helped showcase Furrer+Frey’s expertise and generate further interest in the project as viable method for the widespread electrification of freight.

A women sitting at desk with architect drawings with the caption 'New figures from the Office for National Statistics show the number of working women in the UK has now reached 15.7 million, a rise of 2 million since 2010.'

A look at the transport industry in July

The government announced its Jet Zero strategy this month setting out a timeline and plan to reach net zero domestic aviation emissions by 2040. The strategy, launched at the Farnborough Air Show, relies heavily on innovation such as sustainable aviation fuels rather than changing the behaviour of customers. It remains to be seen if this approach, which is in keeping with the Transport Decarbonisation Plan published last year, will prove successful. 

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Jo Field named as ‘Professional of the Year’ at PRCA Dare Awards

We’re delighted our Founder and Chief Executive, Jo Field, has won the prestigious ‘Professional of the Year’ award at this year’s PRCA Dare Awards for the south east.

Bottom of a bike with cyclists feet, road and cars in the background, with the caption 'a new report from the world health organisation shows swapping driving for cycling for just one day a week saves the equivalent emissions of a flight from London to New York.'

A look at the transport industry in June

This month we saw the largest strikes in decades with RMT members, some 40,000 rail operators, walking out of work. Talks are ongoing between the union and rail bosses with minimal to no intervention from the government. If the unions are successful, it’s highly likely we’ll see the ‘summer of discontent’ continue with multiple other industries expected to follow suit with their own action. 

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A look at the transport industry in May

This month saw the opening of Parliament with the Queen’s speech – delivered this year by Prince Charles – which set out the Government’s priorities in legislation and policy over the coming year. The news of a new Transport Bill is promising for the industry, but asides from a clear step towards the formal establishment of Great British Railways – a new public-sector body to oversee British rail operations, touted in last year’s Williams-Shapps Plan – the surrounding legislation is hazy. While commitments have been made to, for instance, accelerate the transition to all types of electric vehicles, and regulate autonomous vehicles, and e-scooters, the details remain unclear. Engagement with customers and all corners of the transport sector in the coming months will be essential in ensuring the Government gets the Bill right.