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TRL ramps up focus on sustainable mobility

TRL has enhanced its sustainable mobility capabilities by integrating with Transport and Travel Research Ltd (TTR).

Rob Wallis, chief executive of TRL

Rob Wallis, chief executive of TRL

Previously a wholly-owned subsidiary of TRL, TTR will now be full integrated to offer enhanced capabilities on research, consultancy and technology solutions for the development, introduction, use, and evaluation of low emission and sustainable transport options for the movement of people and goods.

Core areas of expertise include sustainable transport, low carbon vehicles, air quality, low emission strategies, freight policy and efficiency, and active travel.

Rob Wallis, chief executive of TRL, said: “Governments and businesses are under increasing pressure to reduce harmful emissions, improve air quality and encourage more sustainable methods of travel. This challenge is a critical part of TRL’s investment priorities, ensuring TRL retains and strengthens its leading role in helping organisations to create a global transport system that is safe, clean, affordable, liveable and efficient.

“Both TRL and TTR customers will benefit from this enhanced and integrated capability, bringing together world-renowned specialists from all transport areas to solve the most complex sustainability challenges.”

Former director of TTR, Chris Douglas, will adopt the position of head of freight and fleet at TRL. Douglas commented: “There is a long history of collaboration between TRL and TTR, initially as strategic partners, then through acquisition. We are now taking this one step further with full integration, combining our knowledge and expertise into one unified offering to deliver a more substantial, resilient and scalable service for our customers.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.