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....The transport minister Paul Maynard said: “This multimillion-pound investment in a new fleet of British-built trains is excellent news for South West passengers and the British economy. “This investment reflects our commitment, and that of train operators, to put passengers at the heart of everything we do, and will improve journeys and target congestion. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Hyperlane works a lot like existing dedicated commuter lanes, only instead of paying extra to use higher-speed, lower-congestion lanes in a human-driven vehicle, the separate lanes are only for autonomous vehicles. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....When Guardian Money last looked at electric cars, the price premium for most models meant they made most financial sense to central London drivers keen to avoid the £11. 50-a-day congestion charge – but for other motorists the case for going electric was less obvious. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....British Airways is close to striking an agreement for Capita to run its call centres as the airline attempts to improve its customer relations after its disastrous IT meltdown last month. Under the agreement, Capita, an outsourcing group that has had its own public relations disasters in the past with its management of London’s congestion charge and NHS administration, would take over the almost 10m calls a year made to BA staff in Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Denis Fischbacher-Smith, 60, a Glasgow University academic, was on a flight from Copenhagen that would soon be on its final approach to Heathrow. Instead, the captain announced over the intercom that its landing was delayed by congestion due to a storm; and later that lightning had knocked out communications with ground staff. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....That’s a long way from the £10. 50 of a year ago, before the first of two hefty profits warnings related to overspending on the London congestion charge contract and failure to spot the rot in the now-sold recruitment business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Aberdeen-based group also saw bus passenger revenues fall 0. 6% on a like-for-like basis, after being hit by falling numbers of shoppers on the high street and ongoing issues with traffic congestion in some areas. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... A square inch or two in this neck of the woods costs a pretty penny. “Stuck in a 1930s time warp,” says Bekonscot’s blurb, which could just as well apply to the town outside which, traffic congestion, availability of olives, and modish Farrow & Ball paint schemes apart, has changed little since the era when everyone knew their place, and that’s exactly how they like it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Derby-based Bombardier beats German rival to £900m train contract image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 09:01:04 AM
....The transport minister Paul Maynard said: “This multimillion-pound investment in a new fleet of British-built trains is excellent news for South West passengers and the British economy. “This investment reflects our commitment, and that of train operators, to put passengers at the heart of everything we do, and will improve journeys and target congestion. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
....When Guardian Money last looked at electric cars, the price premium for most models meant they made most financial sense to central London drivers keen to avoid the £11. 50-a-day congestion charge – but for other motorists the case for going electric was less obvious. ...
As with everything Brexit, the battle for the City will be messy | Nils Pratley image
....That’s a long way from the £10. 50 of a year ago, before the first of two hefty profits warnings related to overspending on the London congestion charge contract and failure to spot the rot in the now-sold recruitment business. ...
British Airways looks to Capita to run call centres after IT meltdown image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:04:02 PM
....British Airways is close to striking an agreement for Capita to run its call centres as the airline attempts to improve its customer relations after its disastrous IT meltdown last month. Under the agreement, Capita, an outsourcing group that has had its own public relations disasters in the past with its management of London’s congestion charge and NHS administration, would take over the almost 10m calls a year made to BA staff in Newcastle upon Tyne and Manchester. ...
Let’s move to Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire: ‘It’s stuck in a time warp’ image
.... A square inch or two in this neck of the woods costs a pretty penny. “Stuck in a 1930s time warp,” says Bekonscot’s blurb, which could just as well apply to the town outside which, traffic congestion, availability of olives, and modish Farrow & Ball paint schemes apart, has changed little since the era when everyone knew their place, and that’s exactly how they like it. ...
For BA, a £100m compensation bill could be just the start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 02:59:09 PM
.... Denis Fischbacher-Smith, 60, a Glasgow University academic, was on a flight from Copenhagen that would soon be on its final approach to Heathrow. Instead, the captain announced over the intercom that its landing was delayed by congestion due to a storm; and later that lightning had knocked out communications with ground staff. ...
Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars image
....”. Hyperlane works a lot like existing dedicated commuter lanes, only instead of paying extra to use higher-speed, lower-congestion lanes in a human-driven vehicle, the separate lanes are only for autonomous vehicles. ...
School buses boost FirstGroup profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 09:41:43 AM
....The Aberdeen-based group also saw bus passenger revenues fall 0. 6% on a like-for-like basis, after being hit by falling numbers of shoppers on the high street and ongoing issues with traffic congestion in some areas. ...
Crossrail 2 hits buffers as uncertainties over Brexit and election take hold image
.... But we could be stuck there for five or 10 years. The risk is that we repeat the Crossrail experience of endless prevarication, while congestion gets worse and the cost goes up. ...
British Airways could face £100m compensation bill over IT meltdown image
....Both Gatwick and Heathrow advised passengers to check the status of their flights after terminals became congested with travellers hoping to get away for the long weekend and half-term school holiday. BA was asking passengers not to turn up until 90 minutes before their flights because of the level of congestion at Heathrow. ...
Diesel scrappage scheme being considered image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 12:51:15 PM
...."SMMT welcomes the publication of the government's proposals for improving air quality across the UK, which clearly states that the new Euro 6 diesels which have been on sale for the past two years will not face any penalty charges anywhere in the UK," said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. "We're encouraged that plans to improve traffic flow and congestion, as well as increase uptake of electric and hybrid vehicles, will be prioritised in towns and cities. ...
AA boss shortlisted for economics prize for ‘road miles’ allowance plan image
....He said the best entrants had thought deeply about the imminent technological future of autonomous cars, as well as the problem of how to fund roads with fuel and motoring taxes in long-term decline. Kingman said: “The problem of congestion is very real right now. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... And the state, he says, appalled, of the vans. Other drivers mostly gripe about congestion, about fines for using bus lanes, lorry drivers on one side (“They hate us”) and Deliveroo cyclists on the other (“Like a plague of locusts around you”), everyone accusing everyone else of being greedier users of the road. ...
Diesel cars can improve air quality, claims motor industry group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
.... Under the plans, drivers of diesel cars that are more than four years old in 2019 and petrol cars that are more than 13 years old will pay £12. 50 a day on top of the congestion charge in an attempt to cut air pollution. ...
Zero house price inflation is to be welcomed not feared | Larry Elliott image
.... Germany has done just fine, even though it has a far bigger rented sector than Britain and has had much lower levels of house price inflation. Research by Andrew Oswald and Danny Blanchflower shows rising home ownership leads to a subsequent increase in unemployment, because owner occupation affects labour mobility, increases congestion costs and encourages Nimby-style behaviour that means fewer new businesses. ...
Move over Suez, hello Stad – Norway to build world's first tunnel for ships image
.... It will be free for vessels measuring less than 70 metres . Vessels sailing through the tunnel will get timeslots from a traffic centre to avoid congestion. ...
PM hints at help for diesel car owners over 'toxin tax' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:16:46 AM
....London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced on Tuesday that from April 2019 there would be a £12. 50 charge - on top of the existing congestion charge - in central London for petrol cars that do not meet Euro 4 standards and diesel vehicles that do not meet Euro 6 standards. ...
Xiongan district becomes hot property in China image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 10:10:56 AM
....It all began on Saturday when the Chinese government announced the location of a special economic zone (SEZ) which would effectively serve as an extension of Beijing. The capital has been grappling with overcrowding, heavy pollution and congestion caused by a booming population, and officials are trying to relocate industries and encourage people to live further afield. ...
Congested, polluted and with car jobs at risk, Stuttgart reaches a crossroads image
....But Stuttgart has an immediate car problem. Surrounded by the steep hills of the Neckar valley, it is plagued by congestion, the worst air pollution in Germany and the construction of one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure projects, a €6bn railway station. ...
New roads in England create more traffic, rural campaigners claim image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 07:00:30 AM
. New roads built in England have almost all failed to either relieve congestion or boost local economies, according to what campaigners claim is the biggest ever independent review of completed schemes. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for YOU? Self-employed, savers, pensioners, and motorists image
....Transport spending of £90 million for the North and £23 million for the Midlands to address issues on roads. There will also be a new £690 million competition for English councils to tackle urban congestion. ...
Budget 2017: What it means for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:00:00 AM
....Mr Hammond said productivity barriers across the Midlands would be addressed by the publication of the Government's Midlands Engine Strategy and promised help for Manchester on transport schemes. The North of England is to receive £90 million and the Midlands £23 million from a pot of £220 million to combat congestion pinch points. ...
Nimble entrepreneurs seek solutions to air quality crisis image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 07:30:06 AM
.... Demand is growing for products that could reduce our exposure to air pollution, evidence suggests. Among Chinese consumers, 55% say they want to learn how to protect themselves from the harmful health effects of pollution, while London mayor Sadiq Khan has committed to a range of programmes to raise awareness of air quality and announced a £10 levy for older, polluting cars to drive within the London congestion zone from October. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
.... Not the least is that vehicles are, on average, 17% more fuel efficient than in 1990, cutting into fuel tax revenue. Other funding mechanisms under consideration at the state and federal levels include mileage-based user fees, expanded tolling, congestion pricing and, on larger projects, public-private partnerships. ...
Will the  diesel car you are driving today be worthless in five years’ time? image
.... Next October those vehicles made before 2005-06 will have to pay a £10-a-day toxicity charge in the capital on top of the existing £11. 50 congestion charge. ...
Snap IPO: a 21st-century firm with a 19th-century structure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 07:36:11 PM
....Powell, freshly out of PricewaterhouseCoopers, is clearly an accountant who wants to make his mark. He is entitled to recruit a chief executive from outside since some of Capita’s woes in 2016 – overspending on the London congestion charge and failure to spot the rot in the recruitment business – were self-inflicted. ...
Capita boss to quit amid profit fall image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:19:35 AM
. Capita, the outsourcing company that operates the London congestion charge, has said its chief executive is stepping down after it reported a big fall in profits. ...
Taxi drivers and business leaders call for diesel scrappage scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of March 2017 12:22:46 PM
....He said the city had breached its legal air pollution limits for nitrogen dioxide every year since 2011. “The situation in Manchester and other big cities could even be worse than it is in London because traffic congestion is an increasing problem,” he said. ...
Business leaders call for transport revolution to rebalance UK economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:00:22 AM
....Cridland said: “It’s clear that the north’s ports and airports are key economic assets for the region, with nearly 40 million passengers flying from the region each year and around a third of all UK freight using northern ports. “Yet we know that the lack of access to and from our ports and airports is holding them back, with congestion on our roads and railways making it difficult for people and goods to reach international gateways. ...
Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant piles image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 10:09:36 AM
....The sharing economy is taking off in China, where ride-sharing and Airbnb are increasingly commonplace. From Shanghai to Sichuan province, bike-sharing schemes are being rolled out in an effort to slash congestion and air pollution by putting a country once known as the “Kingdom of Bicycles” back on two wheels. ...
Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of January 2017 07:30:09 AM
.... “AVs will enable new service configurations where consumers are delivered door to door with virtually no stops in a comfortable vehicle with just one to three other passengers,” says Stan Boland, CEO of FiveAI, which builds AI-driven software for AVs and is one of the companies testing autonomous vehicles on UK roads in 2017, alongside major manufacturers including Volvo and Ford. Such services will be safer, reduce pollution and congestion, and will also bring about a paradigm shift in personal vehicle ownership rates, which are likely to decline steeply, he says. ...
What if Uber kills off public transport rather than cars? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 05:00:08 AM
....Traditional thinking would suggest that UberPool, which allows users to split the cost of trips with other Uber riders heading in the same direction, will always be inferior to public transport. Sitting in the backseat of a Prius may be more comfortable than standing on a crowded bus or train, continues this reasoning, but carpooling can’t substitute for mass transit at rush hours without massively increasing congestion. ...
Jetpack to work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of January 2017 12:11:26 AM
....Among other projects, it is looking at how to make traffic lights smarter. Real-time alterations to the red-and-green cycle can cut congestion time by up to 50% and make a city drive much more agreeable, says Prof Christos Cassandras, a smart cities expert from Boston University, who helped develop the system. ...
Cash car image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 12:21:21 AM
.... . Property-sharing giant Airbnb has recently come under fire from city authorities - in Amsterdam, for instance - over concerns that it increases city centre congestion and enables guests to avoid paying hotel tax. ...
Dieselgate: UK motorists file class-action suit against VW image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:26:28 AM
....The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has previously called for the capital’s drivers to be compensated, including £2. 5m for Transport for London in lost congestion charge payments. ...
Rail chiefs or unions: can passengers trust either of them? | Rafael Behr image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:00:17 AM
....The volume of passenger journeys was then about half its current level, although it is hard to argue that millions of people were enticed on to the railways by the delights of private firms. Housing costs in central London and road congestion have shaped commuting patterns on the busiest parts of the railway. ...
Brexit, strikes and pay revolts: the year in business image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:00:27 AM
....Andy ParkerThe boss of Capita ended 2016 on a sour note after the outsourcing company issued two profit warnings in three months. The blame is being placed on Brexit and problems with IT for London’s congestion charging zone. ...
Southern rail dispute reflects workers’ growing fears about rise of automation image
.... Here are some of the companies planning to swap staff with robots. Capita The UK-based company that runs the London congestion charge said it needed to axe 2,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive in response to poor trading. ...
With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris image
....The answer lies in some pretty obvious fears. If unprecedentedly cheap taxi rides become the norm, what will be the fate of buses and trains? Won’t all those fleets of cars cause unbelievable congestion? Are we ready for the loud, arrogant demands for the rebuilding of urban space that will come from Uber, Lyft, Tesla, Waymo (Google’s new offshoot) and all the other driverless giants? And what if the driverless ride is the means not to some great feat of collective emancipation, but individualism taken to the nth degree – the same dystopian isolation captured in Iggy Pop’s hymn to self-possessed detachment The Passenger (“I am a passenger/I stay under glass”)? As evidenced by such movies as Total Recall and Minority Report, the driverless ride has long been central to plenty of visions of dystopia. ...
The Guardian view on self-driving cars: apply the brakes | Editorial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:52:21 PM
.... The forward march of technology might herald a better world. Driverless cars promise to reduce traffic fatalities, reduce congestion and reduce carbon emissions. ...
Southern rail strike continues as train firm and unions meet at Acas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:40:50 AM
....All of Southern’s 2,242 weekday services, which normally carry more than 300,000 passengers, have been cancelled again, causing the worst strike-led disruption since privatisation. Severe congestion was expected at rush hour elsewhere as passengers attempt to use other methods of travel. ...
Southern rail strike: Acas talks to take place on Wednesday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of December 2016 05:35:45 PM
....All of Southern’s 2,242 weekday services, which normally carry more than 300,000 passengers, were cancelled, causing the worst strike-led disruption since privatisation. Passengers who attempted to use other methods of travel were hampered by severe traffic congestion and overcrowded buses and trams, compounded by problems on the Victoria tube line, which resulted in crowds being locked outside its southern terminus in Brixton at rush hour. ...
VW 'dieselgate' payout offer outrageously low, says Sadiq Khan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of December 2016 06:33:07 PM
....The mayor wants VW to reimburse Transport for London £2. 5m in lost congestion charge revenue, resulting from the defeat devices. ...
The future of shopping: drones, digital mannequins and leaving without paying image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of December 2016 03:59:02 PM
....As retail sales increasingly transfer from the high street to the internet, one of the biggest problems for retailers is making deliveries. In busy cities where traffic congestion is a problem, one solution already being tested is using drones. ...
Capita capitalises on robots before new chair Powell powers in | Nils Pratley image
....Any incoming chairman would want to know if this catastrophe for shareholders could have been avoided. The case for the defence is that Capita has suffered a series of unfortunate accidents, such as a Brexit-related slowdown, delays in installing IT for the London congestion zone and upheaval in a recruitment business. ...
Capita to replace staff with robots to save money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 07:29:14 PM
....A British outsourcing company whose contracts include collecting the BBC licence fee is to replace staff with robots as it slashes costs. Capita, a FTSE 100-listed firm that also runs the London congestion charge, said it needed to axe 2,000 jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive in response to poor trading. ...
Stagecoach: cheap fuel means more people are choosing to travel by car image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:51:08 PM
.... We see positive long-term prospects for public transport. “There is a large market opportunity for modal shift from cars to public transport against a backdrop of population growth, urbanisation, technological advancements, and increasing pressure to tackle road congestion and improve air quality. ...
Four major cities move to ban diesel vehicles by 2025 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 01:59:23 AM
.... . "By expanding alternative transportation options like our Bus Rapid Transport and subway systems, while also investing in cycling infrastructure, we are working to ease congestion in our roadways and our lungs. ...
Hammond needs to look beyond road-building to lift UK's productivity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 01:45:44 PM
.... His Conservative successor George “we are the builders” Osborne pledged the biggest road investment programme since the 1970s and a permanent pothole fund. Then last week, Osborne’s successor Philip Hammond stuck with tradition and promised to push ahead with road schemes in the “northern powerhouse” and to tackle congestion on key routes under plans to revive the UK’s pitiful productivity growth. ...
The 10 lies ​about Black Friday's consumerist circle of hell image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 07:00:27 AM
....2 Stuff comes for free. On the back of the Zipvan in my street is a logo telling passers-by that the rental car firm pays for fuel, insurance and the congestion charge, adding in brackets, “We’re nice like that”. ...
Council ponders workplace parking levy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 01:20:53 AM
. A controversial levy on workplace car parking is being considered by councillors trying to cut road congestion in Oxford. ...
Sadiq Khan demands VW compensate Londoners and TfL image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 01:48:59 PM
....Sadiq Khan called on VW to reimburse Transport for London (TFL) some £2. 5m in lost congestion charge revenue from vehicles that were not known to be contributing to the capital’s pollution levels. ...
London mayor Sadiq Khan issues £2.5m VW congestion charge call image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 12:12:07 PM
....The mayor of London has claimed Volkswagen should pay £2. 5m for missed congestion charge payments following the emissions-rigging scandal. ...
Northern Powerhouse economy 'needs transport investment' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 10:44:45 AM
....The Treasury says an extra £1. 3bn will be spent UK-wide to tackle congestion. ...
Autumn Statement: £1.3bn to target congestion roads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 20th of November 2016 04:07:19 AM
....3bn is to be spent on improving Britain's roads, Chancellor Philip Hammond will say in his first Autumn Statement. Most of the money will be for cutting congestion and upgrades to local roads and public transport networks. ...
North of England loses 310,000 graduates in 10-year brain drain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 19th of November 2016 09:02:23 PM
....There will be £1. 3bn of new investment in Britain’s roads, targeted at small projects which will relieve congestion and deliver much needed upgrades on existing networks. ...
MPs call on government to cut air travel tax by 50% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:03:43 AM
.... . "We recommend that the chancellor green check all Autumn Statement decisions, especially any change to air passenger duty which could increase airport congestion and air pollution. ...
Daily commute of two hours – reality for 3.7m UK workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of November 2016 12:01:02 AM
.... The excessive time spent commuting is one of the main factors contributing to work-life balance problems. Not only is the amount of time commuting an issue, the nine to five culture with its peak travel times generates congestion on railways, underground and road networks, and as a consequence increases stress for commuters. ...
Stagecoach unveils contactless bus travel plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of October 2016 12:44:26 PM
.... . "But to maximise the benefit of this investment, we also need bold and urgent action by transport authorities to tackle the scourge of road congestion that is holding back bus reliability. ...
Electric cars set to get road priority in clean air zones image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 11:02:21 AM
.... But Mr King said many drivers believed low-emission zones were just money-making schemes. "Incentives for electric vehicles such as use of bus lanes or preferential parking are good short term catalysts, but when EVs become mainstream congestion will still be the big issue. ...
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Lord Wolfson offers £250,000 prize for roads solution image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 10:50:53 AM
....Lord Wolfson says that road users pay more than £30bn to use the road network, yet only around £9bn is put back. "The new prize is an opportunity for fresh thinking about how to tackle congestion and secure investment in a modern road network," he said. ...
Heathrow runway 'within EU pollution laws' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 11:02:25 PM
....Mr Govindia, and plenty of other opponents, argue there's a plane-load of good reasons to biff the Heathrow plan. This study concentrated on NO2, but there are lots of other nasties in the air, then there's the noise, local congestion, cost to the taxpayer from rebuilding the roads, possible air fare rises to pay for it all, and so on and so on. ...
Join a club that can help drive down the cost of car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of October 2016 05:59:09 AM
....50 for the Renault Kangoo, and that’s it. No insurance, breakdown cover, maintenance, cleaning, tax, parking permits or congestion charge,” Mürlebach said. ...
Capita's shares slump 25% on profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 08:26:31 AM
Oil firms and miners boost FTSE 100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 07:36:09 AM
....Outsourcing firm Capita slumped 26. 7% after it said profits would be hit by one-off costs of up to £25m, because it was late to implement new IT systems for London's congestion charge. ...
EU's net neutrality guidelines get published image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 07:02:35 PM
....Regulators would have to check that giving preference to such services would not degrade others. Berec adds that the networks can also manage traffic "to comply with a legal order, to ensure network integrity and security, and to manage congestion, provided that equivalent categories of traffic are treated equally". ...
T-Mobile deal 'may breach US net neutrality' rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of August 2016 11:36:33 AM
....But it only includes standard definition video and customers wanting high definition need to pay $25 (£19) a month extra. And T-Mobile added that people who use large quantities of data will be placed at a disadvantage compared to those who use less than 26 gigabytes per month and "may notice relatively slower speeds but only at specific times and places that may experience high, competing network demand or congestion". ...
Audi cars 'will talk to traffic lights', firm says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 02:48:30 PM
.... . Although it is hoped that the tech will eventually help mitigate crashes and reduce congestion on roads and highways, Pom Malhotra, the general manager of Audi's connected vehicles division, told reporters: "This is designed not as a safety feature, but a comfort and convenience feature. ...

Ministers urged to give councils the power to charge utility companies £2,000 a day for road works 
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....". David Latham, Kent's County Council Highway Policy and Inspections Manager told the Telegraph that over the course of a year, the scheme will have caused nearly 3,000 less days of congestion on Kent’s busiest roads and saved the local economy £4. ...

Billionaire property tycoon Christian Candy to build private garden on road despite neighbours' objections
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....The proposals for the plot, which cost £26. 5 million according to the Land Registry, were widely criticised with neighbours claiming the removal of one road lane will cause congestion, impact safety for cyclists and joggers and cause a loss of public space. ...

Black Lives Matter protests around the country: motorway route into Heathrow Airport blocked by activists lying on road
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.... A number of people have been arrested. One lane has been opened but there is traffic congestion. ...
Promises kept and broken image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of August 2016 11:23:58 PM
....And downtown tourist areas now have a new light rail system connecting them to the local airport. But critics argue that too much has been invested in improving connections with the well-off area of Barra da Tijuca whereas the rest of the city continues to face massive traffic congestion and poor public transport. ...

'Straddling bus' hits the road in China
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 06:43:25 PM
....Song claimed that, as well as being cheaper to produce than underground trains, the TEB could be rolled out far more quickly thanks to the relative simplicity of supporting infrastructure. An earlier version of the TEB was first unveiled in 2010, when Song Youzhou suggested that it could reduce traffic congestion in  cities by as much as 30 per cent. ...
Easyjet customers still waiting for refunds after flights cancelled image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 06:00:26 AM
....“I have had trouble at every step of the way, with easyJet claiming that the receipts I sent in via email to their customer services department hadn’t been received, and I’ve spent an accumulated four hours on the phone to them and still haven’t got a clue when I might be getting my money back,” he wrote. A spokesman for easyJet told Money: “Over the last few months, the airline industry has seen unprecedented levels of disruption as a result of external factors like French ATC strikes and air traffic congestion in the London area and in Europe. ...

Tory MP criticises government’s “embarrassingly poor” response to the Dover queues crisis 
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....A government spokesperson said: “The security of our citizens is paramount, and we working closely with the French authorities to ensure the border between our two countries remains secure at Dover - whilst also ensuring goods and passengers move as quickly and efficiently as possible between them. “We are working on contingency plans to tackle disruption and, in the event of further congestion, the A20 will be used to queue ferry traffic. ...

Revealed: Rail companies' plans to track your movements and make you pay more to stand on packed trains
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. Rail passengers could be forced to pay more to stand on packed trains as the country’s biggest train ticket website plans to monitor their movements to “ease congestion”. ...

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