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.... . The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Rival bidder Mace had threatened legal action over conflicts within the bid team at CH2M, which was aided by HS2’s former chief of staff. HS2’s chairman, Sir David Higgins, and the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, denied there was any advantage or wrongdoing, although new procedures to scrutinise bids are to be put in place. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The ad said the year-long, full-time placement was open to undergraduate students and would be entirely unpaid, although the company would cover travel costs – but only those incurred in central London. Anyone journeying in from suburbia would have to foot their transport bill themselves. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The figures come from Which? in a report this week which looks at what retired people really spend, and how much you need to finance that. It surveyed 2,700 retired and semi-retired Which? members and found that, on average, retired couples spend £18,000 a year on life’s essentials – food, heating, transport etc – and £26,000 a year once the extras are included, such as holidays. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The pound has fallen by about 16% against the dollar since the Brexit vote last June, pushing up the cost of imported goods. According to the research, industrial transportation and logistics businesses experienced the largest increase in significant financial distress in the first quarter of 2017 - up 46% year-on-year - largely due to rising fuel costs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... France has highly skilled managers and engineers. Infrastructure - the transport and energy system for example - is good. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....But an erstwhile colleague has rejected the opportunity to regain his seat in Lewes in East Sussex. Norman Baker, the former transport minister who later quit the Home Office in 2014 after finding working with Theresa May a “constant battle”, sighs: “I don’t need to do the same thing over and over again, that’s the definition of madness. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. Labour MP Steve Rotherham, the frontrunner to win the mayoral race, has suggested his priorities are affordable housing, transport and skills. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Do former transport ministers dream of electric buses? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 03:53:02 PM
....But an erstwhile colleague has rejected the opportunity to regain his seat in Lewes in East Sussex. Norman Baker, the former transport minister who later quit the Home Office in 2014 after finding working with Theresa May a “constant battle”, sighs: “I don’t need to do the same thing over and over again, that’s the definition of madness. ...
HS2 is on its way but bid troubles and snap election could still derail project image
.... Rival bidder Mace had threatened legal action over conflicts within the bid team at CH2M, which was aided by HS2’s former chief of staff. HS2’s chairman, Sir David Higgins, and the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, denied there was any advantage or wrongdoing, although new procedures to scrutinise bids are to be put in place. ...
Put just £40 a week aside to enjoy a happy retirement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 06:00:06 AM
....The figures come from Which? in a report this week which looks at what retired people really spend, and how much you need to finance that. It surveyed 2,700 retired and semi-retired Which? members and found that, on average, retired couples spend £18,000 a year on life’s essentials – food, heating, transport etc – and £26,000 a year once the extras are included, such as holidays. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
....The ad said the year-long, full-time placement was open to undergraduate students and would be entirely unpaid, although the company would cover travel costs – but only those incurred in central London. Anyone journeying in from suburbia would have to foot their transport bill themselves. ...
Cycling to work can cut cancer and heart disease, says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:41 AM
.... . The five-year study of 250,000 UK commuters also showed walking had some benefits over sitting on public transport or taking the car. ...
Food and fuel inflation 'hitting UK supply chain' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:00:38 AM
....The pound has fallen by about 16% against the dollar since the Brexit vote last June, pushing up the cost of imported goods. According to the research, industrial transportation and logistics businesses experienced the largest increase in significant financial distress in the first quarter of 2017 - up 46% year-on-year - largely due to rising fuel costs. ...
Mayoral candidate pledges free childcare for Liverpool parents image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....”. Labour MP Steve Rotherham, the frontrunner to win the mayoral race, has suggested his priorities are affordable housing, transport and skills. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....There was also evidence to suggest that the impact of automation would be geographically concentrated and so widen the north-south divide. The IPPR research said that in four sectors alone – retail, hospitality, transport and manufacturing – 5m jobs were at risk, adding that a particular concern to ministers should be industries ripe for automation with a high proportion of workers least able to adapt. ...
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
.... Four days on the road from the rump of England to north-west Spain! He once took quails’ eggs to Norway; collected beer from the Czech Republic. Not long ago, Wilkes says, he undertook an all-nighter to France, transporting a tray of ready meals from a supermarket in London to a film studio in Paris. ...
UK technology firms turn to Silicon Valley to ward off Brexit blues image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 06:00:19 AM
....A more significant challenge to the northern powerhouse lies in the ageing road and rail network, which business leaders say is causing Britain to lose out on potentially billions of pounds in growth and thousands of jobs. The trade minister, Greg Hands, was lobbied privately recently by entrepreneurs to sort out the north’s woeful transport infrastructure at a networking event to mark the launch of the Virgin Atlantic flight. ...
United Airlines to refund tickets for all customers on infamous flight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:40:06 AM
....Also Wednesday, a Chicago alderman said representatives from United and the city’s aviation department have been summoned before a city council committee to answer questions about the confrontation at O’Hare Airport. The US transportation department announced Tuesday that it was reviewing Sunday’s events to see if United violated rules on overselling flights. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....com to argue as to how Uber’s bulldozer approach to entering new markets sees it sidestep regulators, bully competitors and mistreat employees. These have been distilled into a seven-step playbook outlining the ride-hailing company’s modus operandi as it colonizes cities across the world and disrupts their transportation economies. ...
Finally, a breakthrough alternative to growth economics – the doughnut | George Monbiot image
.... Money, markets, taxation and public investment would be designed to conserve and regenerate resources rather than squander them. State-owned banks would invest in projects that transform our relationship with the living world, such as zero-carbon public transport and community energy schemes. ...
Developing nations' demands for better life must be met, says World Bank head image
....”. Kim added that he wanted a “win-win” outcome, where the trillions of dollars earning little interest were used to fund projects such as solar power and transport infrastructure. ...
UK inflation stays at three-year high of 2.3% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of April 2017 10:42:20 AM
....“Today’s release confirms our expectations that 2017 will see the end of the consumer spending boom which has driven economic growth in recent years,” said Nina Skero at the consultancy the Centre for Economics and Business Research. “With the prices of essentials such as housing costs, food and transport on the rise, less money will be left over for discretionary spending. ...
UK retail sales fall again as rising living costs bite image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:01:12 PM
....Retailers face the dual pressures of cautious consumers and rising operating costs this year. Their labour costs have risen with an increase in the national living wage, transport costs are up on higher oil prices and imported goods are more expensive because of the pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote last June. ...
Southern rail boss paid £495,000 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 10:09:03 AM
....”. Andy McDonald, Labour’s transport spokesman, said the pay deal strengthened the party’s argument for renationalisation of the railways. ...
Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral | Martha Lane Fox image
....We are in an age of marvellous technology but also of staggering incomprehension. We rely on technology for almost everything – our banks, our healthcare, our transport – but we have no idea how it might work or how to hold it to account. ...
Diesel cars can improve air quality, claims motor industry group image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:01:21 PM
.... In London, gas heating of homes and offices is the biggest contributor, responsible for 16%. While road transport as a whole is responsible for around half of London’s NOx, diesel cars produce just 11%, although concentrations will vary at different times depending on congestion. ...
Bookies bet on record weekend of sport image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:21:42 PM
....Tens of thousands of people travel by train from central Liverpool to the racecourse. Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde, managing director Merseyrail, said the operator had devised a timetable aimed at transporting as many passengers as normal on Grand National day. ...
Let’s move to Kirkcaldy, Fife: a beautiful bay and an excellent farmers’ market image
....uk. Morag Michael “Some run-down areas and an uninspiring High Street, but two beautiful parks, a fine art gallery and excellent transport links. ...
Travel websites ticked off over 'misleading' claims image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 12:33:04 PM
....The CPC screened the sector in October 2016, covering 28 European countries. It checked a total of 352 sites, including ones offering to book accommodation, transport tickets and car rental. ...
Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:00:05 AM
....Governments should resist a race to the bottom and instead supply their own visions of self-driving for the public good. Ironically, it may be Europe, with its heritage of public transport, that sees the first explosion of useful automated transport. ...
Move over Suez, hello Stad – Norway to build world's first tunnel for ships image
....7bn kroner (£250m). Norway’s transport minister, Ketil Solvik-Olsen, said that sea currents and underwater topography in the country’s south-western coast “result in particularly complex wave conditions”. ...
Non-stop Sydney-to-London flights could happen by 2022, says Qantas image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 12:30:29 AM
....The route accounts for only 13% of Qantas’s international capacity but carries the prestige QF1 flight number and is important to its global brand. Qantas could charge about a 20% price premium for a non-stop Sydney-London flight as it would attract business and premium leisure travellers wanting to complete the trip as quickly as possible, according to Rico Merkert, a professor specialising in transport at the University of Sydney’s business school. ...
Criminal gangs use UK ports to defraud EU customs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 07:02:51 PM
.... . Often shipments arriving in Hamburg will be transported to Dover so they can be declared for customs in the UK. ...
Trump's trade tactics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:33:23 PM
.... . Probably most important for the US is that modern service sectors like finance, social media, telecommunications, health care and transportation are largely closed to imports and foreign investment. ...
Driverless shuttle bus to be tested by public in London image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:12:58 PM
...."We hope to gain acceptance from members of the public for vehicles sharing this kind of space with them. "We are also looking at how people in the vehicle respond when being transported from A to B. ...
The property billboards that reveal the truth about Britain’s luxury housing market image
.... It asserts that “over the last five years, Berkeley has contributed £1. 5bn to pay for affordable housing, as well as £396m to help pay for schools, parks, shops, transport and other public amenities”. ...
Tesla charges ahead to overtake Ford in market value image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 01:31:56 PM
....Last week, the company became the first to launch a partially recycled rocket into space, in what Musk termed “a milestone in the history of space”. He also conceived the Hyperloop, a transport system he says could whizz people between Los Angeles and San Francisco in 30 minutes at speeds of up to 700mph (1,126 km/h). ...
UK holidaymakers must keep EU rights after Brexit, says Abta image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 06:01:44 AM
.... The EU is the UK’s biggest market for overseas holidays – in 2015 British holidaymakers and business travellers splashed out £19bn on business and holiday visits to its countries. Safeguarding transport links, including air routes, is vital, the report says. ...
Could Brexit cause holiday apocalypse? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 06:16:23 PM
....Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has warned that all flights between the UK and Europe could be suspended once Britain leaves the EU. But why? And could it really happen? The BBC's transport correspondent Richard Westcott finds out. ...
BP's sale of key pipeline to billionaire is bad for UK, says union image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 11:48:55 AM
....BP’s £200m sale of a major North Sea oil pipeline to petrochemicals company Ineos should face scrutiny by MPs, the Unite union has said, claiming the deal poses a risk to jobs and puts key infrastructure in the hands of one man. Ineos said it had agreed with BP to buy the Forties Pipeline System, which transports nearly 40% of the oil produced in the North Sea and employs 300 people. ...
BP sells Forties North Sea pipeline to Ineos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of April 2017 08:37:47 AM
....Energy giant Ineos has struck a deal to acquire the Forties Pipeline System in the North Sea from BP for US$250m (£199m). The pipeline transports about 450,000 barrels of oil per day on average - about 40% of UK production. ...
Congested, polluted and with car jobs at risk, Stuttgart reaches a crossroads image
.... The Chinese market is 23 million cars a year. In Germany it is 3-4 million,” says Christian Hochfeld, director of Berlin-based transport thinktank Agora. ...
British rail is nationalised all over again – by foreign states image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 02:59:28 PM
.... British firms such as National Express do have contracts in Germany for local and regional networks, but long-term franchises of such scale, revenues and potential profits have been a peculiarly British gift. Yet foreign firms are expanding as domestic transport groups start to question whether they can afford the risk. ...
Trump's Keystone XL pipeline plan faces legal challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:36:29 PM
....TransCanada, a Calgary-based company, wants to build it to carry oil from Canada through Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. From there, it would connect with an existing Keystone pipeline network that would transport the oil to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. ...
Brexit Britain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:04:40 PM
.... . These vary hugely depending on the industry, more than 40% on average for dairy products and 4% on average for transport equipment. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
....And if it really is going to make its Model 3 mass market, it needs consumers in places like China to be buying it. Mr Musk has said he sees Tencent as an "adviser" as well as an investor, and the Chinese giant should have plenty of insight having already invested in businesses that are focusing on the future of transport. ...
Pension crisis looms as one in five Britons has no savings for their old age image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:37:00 PM
.... . Those working in law enforcement and security currently boast the biggest pensions pots, with £200,000, followed by those in transport and logistics (£123,169) and property and construction (£111,026). ...
Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
....A company spokesman, Kristian Agerbo, said on Tuesday Uber “must take the consequences” of the rules, which among other things will require cabs to be fitted with seat occupancy sensors and fare meters. Uber has faced problems in cities including Madrid, Frankfurt, Paris and London, and is awaiting a decision from the European court of justice that could determine how it is regulated on the continent: as a transport service or a digital platform. ...
American Airlines ties up partnership with China Southern image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:03:21 AM
....7% share of its new partner. In a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange, China Southern said the two sides would work together to share transport, staff and airport facilities - as well as cooperating on code sharing and passenger loyalty programmes. ...
FTSE 100 falls as pound jumps against dollar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 08:11:23 AM
....2%, after the company said it had agreed to terminate a contract to clean up 12 Magnox nuclear sites. In the FTSE 250, transport group FirstGroup rose 3. ...
Chinese firm MTR to help operate UK's South West trains franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 07:52:43 AM
....In Britain, a government-owned operator has been used only when a franchise has failed, for instance when National Express abandoned its east coast contract in 2009. But the government said the agreement would mean better services for passengers and heralded a new era in rail transport by uniting train and track operations. ...
Half-in, half-out of customs union would be worst Brexit option, says thinktank image
....It suggested that the free trade agreement could be achieved by two principal means. First the UK and EU could agree to waive origin requirements on all products below a threshold determined by the cost of transporting goods between them. ...
Austerity bites? Less chocolate for your money as packets shrink image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:05:16 AM
.... Prices are unchanged. Food manufacturers are either increasing prices or shrinking pack sizes – described as “shrinkflation” – as ingredient and transport costs rise and then presumably hoping that consumers don’t notice the difference. ...
The British jobs Brexit makes hard to fill image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 04:00:06 PM
....”. Workforces in hotels and restaurants, manufacturers and transport are made up, respectively, of 33%, 23% and 20% non-UK nationals, according to human resources consultancy Mercer, where partner Gary Simmons says Brexit is taking place on top of a four-year decline in numbers of British-born workers. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
.... It used to go into ‘regeneration mode’ [whereby soot collected in a filter is burnt off at high temperature to leave only a tiny ash residue] a few times a year, but now does it on almost every journey. This is my wife’s car and is used to transport our two children. ...
Millions of UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots, study says image
....2 million were under threat in manufacturing, 1. 1 million in administrative and support services and 950,000 in transport and storage. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
....Apps collect and share lots of personal information and, in its privacy guide, Waze states that it will collect periodically "all of the phone numbers which are stored on your device's phonebook", as part of a feature to connect you to your friends. And once you enter the transport system you are giving away even more details about yourself. ...
Cheque next-day clearance system to start from THIS year image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:36:00 PM
....". At present, the cheque clearing process involves paper cheques being transported around the country. ...
Bank cheques to be cleared within a day image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 10:34:53 AM
....Under the new arrangements, co-ordinated by the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company, banks will be able to clear cheques by exchanging pictures of them. At the moment, all cheques have to be physically transported back to the bank that issued them. ...
Do not let Brexit ruin car industry, urges chair of London Taxi Company image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:51:15 AM
.... The money will be used to offer taxi drivers a £7,500 discount on the cost of an electric vehicle and pay for more charging points across the UK. John Hayes, the transport minister, said: “This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people’s health and the environment. ...
Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error | Paul Collier and Alexander Betts image
.... His visit immediately followed an outpouring of public support for refugees after the image of a drowned three-year-old boy, Alan Kurdi, went viral after appearing on the front page of newspapers across Europe. It prompted the UK government to initiate a resettlement scheme for Syrian refugees, providing official transport direct from the haven countries so that they need not take their chances with the people-smugglers. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day this year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:28:57 PM
.... Grant, head of trading at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in New York. Another sector that was hit was transportation. ...
UK inflation rate leaps to 2.3% image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 09:34:06 AM
London 'cheaper than New York or Tokyo' after pound's Brexit plunge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... A large loaf of bread is around 70p, petrol is 40p a litre and cigarettes are 80p. The EIU compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services, including food, drink, clothing, rents, transport and utility bills. ...
US bans larger electronic devices on some flights from Middle East image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:13:47 PM
....US authorities have secretly required airlines from eight nations to forbid passengers from carrying any electronic or electrical device larger than a cellphone. The new edict was distributed in an email described as “confidential” from the US transportation safety administration (TSA) on Monday. ...
Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister image
....Electric cars are putting increasing pressure on the UK’s power grids, making it vital they are recharged at the right time of day, a minister has said. John Hayes, transport minister, said it was important that such battery-powered cars were topped up in smart ways to avoid unduly stressing the energy system. ...
Thousands join UK legal case against VW over emissions scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 10:27:25 AM
....”. John Hayes, the transport minister, has promised to support the legal action being taken by consumers. ...
Grayling hopes Brexit brings new apprenticeships in train image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 04:00:43 PM
.... January’s industrial strategy called on all construction, infrastructure and capital investment projects worth £10m-plus to take into account apprenticeships and skills development as part of tender evaluation. Sources close to Grayling say he believes this emphasis on apprentices can be used to help British firms win major domestic transport contracts or, at least, make sure overseas groups build the infrastructure and vehicles in the UK. ...
BP in talks with Ineos over Forties pipeline sale image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 11:56:25 AM
....Oil giant BP is in talks with chemicals group Ineos over the sale of the North Sea's largest pipeline. BP's Forties Pipeline System (FPS) transports about 450,000 barrels of oil per day on average - about 40% of UK production. ...
Comma comeuppance: When rogue punctuation proves costly image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 09:44:01 AM
....But if it were to ultimately lose, it would not be the first business to fall foul of punctuation problems, spelling mistakes and typos. When US defence giant Lockheed Martin signed a deal to build Hercules military transport aircraft for an unnamed air force, it knew manufacturing would take several years. ...
If big business is to thrive, it needs a strong welfare state | Phil McDuff image
.... The NHS saves British business thousands on health insurance, compared with their counterparts in the supposedly more flexible US, as well as being cheaper and having the benefit of not condemning millions of people to bankruptcy and death. Public transportation enables their employees to get to work. ...
Gig economy companies trying to have their cake and eat it, say workers image
....3 million people, operated in the gig economy, lower than the 5 million estimated in some studies, though these include people on zero-hours contracts, eBay traders and people who rent out their homes through online apps lsuch as Airbnb. The CIPD said gig economy workers were individuals “who have used an online platform at least once in the last 12 months” to provide transport using their own vehicle, rent out their own vehicle, deliver food or goods, or perform short-term jobs using online platforms such as TaskRabbit, Upwork or PeoplePerHour. ...
Balfour Beatty returns to profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:18:30 AM
....Balfour said it was upbeat about prospects as the "trading environment in the group's core UK and US markets remains positive". "In the UK, government policy is helping to drive a strong pipeline of major infrastructure projects in transport and energy. ...
Trump begins rollback of Obama's car pollution standards to curb emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 10:22:11 PM
....“These standards are costly for automakers and the American people,” said the EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt. “We will work with our partners at the department of transport to take a fresh look to determine if this approach is realistic. ...
Lorry driver: 'I feel like a prisoner in my own lorry' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:06:15 AM
....Ikea said it was "saddened by the testimonies" of the drivers. The drivers the BBC spoke to were employed by haulage companies based in Eastern Europe, which are paid to transport Ikea goods. ...
Driverless cars 'could lead to complacency' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:42 AM
....Other possible uses of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAV). Aerial, marine, public transport, including metro and rail services, space, military, warehousing, ambulance services, inspection and monitoring of resources, working in dangerous and hazardous environments (such as nuclear facilities) and the delivery of humanitarian supplies. ...
Ikea drivers living in trucks for months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 12:00:20 AM
....Ikea said it was "saddened by the testimonies" of the drivers. The drivers the BBC spoke to were employed by haulage companies based in Eastern Europe, which are paid to transport Ikea goods. ...
First class could be axed in next Southeastern rail franchise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 05:50:33 PM
....The DfT has launched a 10-week consultation to hear views of passengers in south-east London, Kent and East Sussex, with the new franchise to be let from 2018. However, the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, has already ruled out the one change favoured by many, including Conservative MPs along the route, of transferring responsibility for inner London services to Transport for London. ...
Charlotte Hogg image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 01:51:01 PM
.... . Her maternal grandfather, John Boyd-Carpenter, was transport minister then minister of pensions and national insurance under both Anthony Eden and Harold Macmillan. ...
'Spinning sail' rebooted to cut fuel and make ocean tankers greener image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 06:07:14 AM
.... Another approach is to use the waste heat from a ship’s diesel engines to produce electricity. The German company SkySails uses large kites to provide wind power to modern shipping, while another, Enercon, fitted four rotor sails to a transport ship in 2010, though Norsepower’s rotor sails will be larger. ...
Bogus self-employment exploits workers and scams the taxman | Paul Mason image
....So to avoid rising inequity, where fewer and fewer PAYE workers and legitimate companies are paying more and more of the tax, we need a rethink. That must start with a serious crackdown in the exploiting sectors: construction, transport, private social care – on the understanding that it will hike labour costs and make some current business models impossible. ...
Northern, Southern rail and Merseyrail staff on strike image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:55:36 AM
....Management at all three affected rail companies have said they want a negotiated solution and deny jobs will be lost. Analysis: Richard Westcott, BBC transport correspondent. ...

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