A new national research hub will help to upgrade and decarbonise the UK’s complex and interconnected national, regional and local transport infrastructures.
Transport is the largest contributor to UK domestic greenhouse gas emissions, but it is also the engine of economic growth. To meet net zero emissions by 2050 and protect our economy, it is crucial that our transport infrastructure evolves to meet the challenges of climate change, such as flooding and extreme heat.
A net zero future for transport
The new Research Hub for Decarbonised Adaptable and Resilient Transport Infrastructures (DARe) will identify pathways and solutions for delivering a resilient, net zero transport system that works for people and communities. It will host world-leading researchers who will provide expertise, modelling and data tailored to each area and each transport challenge. Funding of £10 million has been awarded by the Department for Transport National Highways, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), the UK government funder of research.