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Brakes put on foreign truck drivers

New legislation aims to protect local jobs in the transport sector amid questions as to whether SA has enough willing and skilled drivers The post Brakes put on foreign truck drivers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Law, Employment, Legislation, Infrastructure, Strike, Transport, Migrants, Working, Logistics, Foreign, Restrictions, Sector, Documentation, Top Six, Freight


Ireland’s Minister of Transport announces Renewable Fuels for Transport Policy Statement

In Ireland, the Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, announced the publication of the Renewable Fuels for Transport Policy Statement with the next increase in the rate of supply of biofuels blended in diesel and petrol to take effect from 1 January 2022. There will be a statutory consultation for regulations to be made giving effect to this change. This Statement is an important step in the delivery of the targets for decarbonising land transport and for greater use of renewable fuels in our t...
Tags: Policy, Ireland, Transport, Eamon Ryan


Brakes put on foreign truck drivers

New legislation aims to protect local jobs in the transport sector amid questions as to whether SA has enough willing and skilled drivers The post Brakes put on foreign truck drivers appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Law, Employment, Legislation, Infrastructure, Strike, Transport, Migrants, Working, Logistics, Foreign, Restrictions, Sector, Documentation, Top Six, Freight


Tube strike to disrupt return of night services

Second walkout on London Underground in two days amid dispute over night-time drivers’ rotaPlans to restart night tube services on the London Underground will be disrupted by strike action on Saturday.Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union will walk out at 8.30pm on the Victoria and Central lines, over a continuing dispute over the drivers’ rota for night services.8.30pm 27 November –4.29am 28 November Central and Victoria.8.30pm 3 December – 4.29am 4 December Central and Victor...
Tags: Politics, London, UK News, Trade unions, Transport, Rail transport, Victoria, London Underground, Rmt, Industrial Action, Rail Maritime, Transport RMT, Victoria Continue


Concept Car : Air4 la Renault 4L volante

Quand Renault décide de rendre hommage à son modèle emblématique 4L, les choses ne sont pas faites à moitié… Une collection complète de modèles sont alors repensés, déclinés, extrapolés par différents créatifs et designers. On notera à travers ces hommages, des versions inspirantes comme celle du designer français Mathieu Lehanneur baptisée Suite N°4 et depuis quelques heures maintenant le modèle AIR4. Oui oui, nous parlons bien d’une 4L volante, une réinterprétation hommage à ces 60 années d’e...
Tags: Books, Video, Design, France, Transport, Prototype, Renault, Concept, Automobile, Voiture, Conceptcar, Anniversaire, Air4, Quand Renault, Mathieu César Lionel Koretzky Retrouvez


Boris Johnson’s plan for Irish Sea bridge rejected over £335bn cost

Project or alternative of a £209bn tunnel would be vastly expensive and fraught with complexities, study saysBoris Johnson’s proposal for a bridge or tunnel linking Scotland to Northern Ireland has been rejected by a feasibility study as vastly expensive – £335bn for the bridge or £209bn for the tunnel – and fraught with potential difficulties.Released alongside a wider so-called , which called for investment in road, rail and domestic aviation to better connect the four UK nations, the found...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Infrastructure, Northern Ireland, Transport, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Johnson, Irish Sea


Johnson’s plan for Irish Sea bridge or tunnel rejected by official study

Review finds both would be vastly expensive, fraught with complexities and take at least 30 years to openBoris Johnson’s proposal for a bridge or tunnel linking Scotland to Northern Ireland has been rejected by a feasibility study as vastly expensive and fraught with potential difficulties.Released alongside a wider so-called , which called for investment in road, rail and domestic aviation to better connect the four UK nations, the found either a bridge or tunnel would be at the very edge of...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Scotland, UK News, Infrastructure, Northern Ireland, Transport, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Johnson, Irish Sea


South Africa to be put on England’s travel red list over new Covid variant

Flights from six countries will be banned as officials review travel measures after scientists voice concern over variant Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFlights from southern Africa will be banned, with six countries placed under England’s red list travel restrictions, after scientists raised the alarm over what is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified.Whitehall sources said the B.1.1.529 variant, which is feared to be more transmissible and has the ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Politics, England, Science, Africa, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, World news, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Air transport, Transport, Health policy, Transport policy


Northern politicians continue push for improved rail plan

Andy Burnham warned plans would ‘fail generations to come’ as he urged Downing Street to engage in talksMayors and council leaders in northern England have refused to give up on a new high speed east-west rail line, calling for talks with the government to discuss alternative funding models.A meeting of politicians on the board of Transport for the North, the statutory body created to advise the government on the region’s transport needs, was held on Wednesday in Leeds . They discussed the annou...
Tags: Politics, England, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Andy Burnham, Leeds, North Of England


Elon Musk said Tesla's Model S Plaid will probably launch in China around March 2022

Tesla's Model S Plaid may launch in China around March, Elon Musk tweeted.Tesla/Hannibal Hanschke Pool/Getty Tesla's Model S Plaid will probably launch in China around March 2022, Elon Musk tweeted. The electric vehicle maker delivered the first examples of its Model S Plaid in June. The car can reach zero to 60 miles-per-hour in two seconds and costs $130,000, per Tesla. Elon Musk said on Monday that Tesla's Model S Plaid will probably launch in China around March 2022.In respons...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, News, California, China, Trends, Tesla, Transport, Model S, Musk, Tesla Elon Musk, Bryan Logan, Kate Duffy, Model S Plaid, China Musk


Start of final Crossrail trials in London raises hope of early 2022 opening

Volunteer passengers will be aboard central TfL section of Elizabeth line as part of final testing phaseHopes that Crossrail will open in central London in early 2022 – this time on schedule – have been boosted as the troubled £19bn scheme moved into its final phase of testing at the weekend.The start of months of trial operations, which will involve thousands of volunteer passengers to test how the system will function, including in emergencies, was described as a “significant milestone” by Tra...
Tags: Business, London, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Crossrail, Tfl, Sadiq Khan, Elizabeth, Rail industry


Has Boris Johnson crashed the Tory car?

The rail debacle may have been the last straw for a party painfully divided between ‘red wallers’ who believed the levelling-up spin and more traditional ConservativesAfter a particularly difficult few days for Boris Johnson and his government, a senior figure involved in decision making in Whitehall was tearing his hair out on Friday afternoon.Johnson and transport secretary Grant Shapps had spent the previous day announcing almost £100bn of spending to improve rail links across the north of En...
Tags: Politics, England, Conservatives, UK News, House Of Commons, Transport, Social Care, Rail transport, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Whitehall, Focus, Grant Shapps


Rebirth of the line: Devon joy as rail link reopens after 50-year hiatus

Okehampton welcomes revamp of service connecting Dartmoor town to Exeter and beyondIn 1972, the people of Okehampton turned out in force to wish a fond farewell to the Devon moorland town’s regular passenger rail service.The mayor, Walter John Passmore, carried a funeral wreath and his wife, Daisy, waved the green flag to signal the final train’s departure, just about managing a sad smile for the cameras. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Transport, Rural affairs, Rail transport, Devon, Exeter, Daisy, Okehampton, Walter John Passmore


HS2 hasn’t got many friends in the north | Letter

The ill-conceived scheme could do more harm than good to the economy in the north of England, sucking wealth to the south, writes Prof Paul Salveson The shelving of the eastern leg of HS2 (Report, 18 November) should lead to questions about the viability of the entire scheme, particularly the western leg to Manchester, but also the white elephant of the Curzon Street terminus in Birmingham, isolating HS2 from the rest of the network and badly connected with the city’s existing rail network. The ...
Tags: England, Manchester, Transport, Rail transport, Birmingham, North-south Divide, Hs2, North Of England, Paul Salveson, Paul Salveson Bolton


Tory spin on HS2 derailment won’t wash in underinvested north

Analysis: Anyone who relies on northern railways will agree huge investment is needed to improve reliability and journey timesFor many people in the north of England, the Integrated Rail Review heralds less of a rail revolution than a rail betrayal. There will be relief among those whose houses were due to be bulldozed to make way for HS2’s eastern spur, as well as those who always viewed that project as an unforgivable waste of money that would primarily benefit London.But good luck finding man...
Tags: Business, England, London, UK News, Bradford, Transport, Yorkshire, Rail transport, Hs2, Leeds, North Of England, Rail industry, Integrated Rail Review, Northern Powerhouse Rail NPR


HS2 rail leg to Leeds scrapped, Grant Shapps confirms

Anger in northern England and Midlands, with high-speed Leeds-Manchester line also not going aheadWhat’s in the rail plan and what was promisedThe eastern leg of HS2 to Leeds has been scrapped and a full high-speed east-west line linking Manchester to Leeds will not be built, the government has confirmed, as it insisted faster train journeys would be delivered earlier and cheaper under a £96bn rail plan.The high-speed rail network will go ahead to Manchester but be curtailed at an existing east ...
Tags: Business, Politics, England, UK News, Manchester, Transport, Yorkshire, Rail transport, Birmingham, Transport policy, Leeds, Grant Shapps, North Of England, Midlands, Rail industry, Leeds Manchester


DfT says rail benefits to come 10 years early amid fury over cuts to HS2

Government vows faster train journeys to be delivered ahead of expected decision to axe key projectsNo 10 has said its downgraded rail plan will bring faster connections a decade earlier, amid fury in northern England and the Midlands over the scrapping of both the eastern leg of the high-speed HS2 and a promised new fast line from Manchester to Leeds.The long-delayed integrated rail plan (IRP), being published later on Thursday, is expected to confirm the axing of key schemes to save billions o...
Tags: Politics, England, UK News, Economic policy, Manchester, Transport, Rail transport, Boris Johnson, Transport policy, Hs2, North Of England, Midlands, IRP


UK campaign aims to cut number of lorries hitting railway bridges

More than 1,600 rail bridges struck last year by vehicles that failed to gauge their clearance correctly Railway bosses have launched a campaign to warn lorries to stop hitting their bridges, with fears that an influx of new recruits to tackle the driver shortage could make the peak accident season even worse.Even in the comparative quiet of the pandemic, more than 1,600 rail bridges were struck in the last year by vehicles that failed to gauge their clearance correctly, costing millions in repa...
Tags: UK, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Road transport


A broken dream: outer Melbourne has affordable houses but no train or school

In the first of a short series on Australian housing, Elias Visontay examines how Victoria’s planning system is failing residents and the environmentWhen Jade Seenarain and his wife Aideanna bought the plot for their home in Truganina in Melbourne’s west in 2015, the couple thought they were buying into a leafy, suburban dream.They planned to build their ideal home and thought their lives would look something like the highly by the Elements estate developers. Continue reading...
Tags: Housing, Environment, Australia news, Cities, Transport, Victoria, Melbourne, Elias Visontay, Truganina, Aideanna


‘It opens up our town’: Dartmoor line hopes to lead to rail renaissance

Campaigners in Devon celebrate return of passenger trains after 50 years, a first step to reversing the Beeching closuresOn the rugged northern edge of Dartmoor, a small army of workers in high-vis vests is readying Okehampton station to welcome the first regular passenger train since 1972. The canopies and picket fences are being repainted in the original dark greens and warm yellows of the long-departed Southern Railway.It’s a historic moment for local campaigners, who have been fighting for d...
Tags: UK News, Rail Travel, Transport, Rail transport, Devon, Tom Baxter, Dartmoor Railway Association


Birmingham tram services suspended due to cracks

Fleet of 21 trams taken out of service as network between Birmingham and Wolverhampton needs repairsTram services in the West Midlands have been suspended again due to cracks on the vehicles.The network, which runs between Birmingham and Wolverhampton, was first suspended due to cracks in June, but services were partially reinstated following repairs. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Birmingham, West Midlands, Wolverhampton


Andy Burnham: don’t throw Manchester hire bikes in the canal

Mayor pleads with residents not to treat new Bee Bikes like the failed Mobike schemeAndy Burnham has pleaded with residents of Greater Manchester not to chuck its latest fleet of hire bikes into the canal when the region’s £17m rental scheme opens this month.Burnham, the mayor of Greater Manchester and a recent convert to cycling, admitted he was nervous about the launch of the Bee Bikes after their predecessors ended up swimming with the fishes. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Cycling, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Transport, Andy Burnham, Burnham, Cycle hire schemes, Mobike schemeAndy Burnham


US must rethink attitude to parental leave, Pete Buttigieg says

Transport secretary and father of newborn twins tells Guardian that America has ‘some catching up to do’ on paid leaveThe US needs a fundamental rethink of its attitudes towards parenting, according to Pete Buttigieg, who was the target of criticism from conservatives for taking leave to care for his newborn children.Buttigieg, the US transport secretary, came under attack after he took time to help care for his newborn twins, a boy and a girl, in August. Continue reading...
Tags: US, America, World news, US news, Democrats, Transport, Guardian, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Human nature is driving us to a climate dead end | Letters

Readers Adam Manolson, Linda Marriott, Robin Bevis and Bob Taylor are not surprised at the findings of a survey which suggests many people don’t feel they need to do more to fight global heating The results of this survey are sad but unsurprising (Few willing to change lifestyle to save the planet, climate survey finds, 7 November). At the weekend, I took my 12-year-old son by bus across west London to his football match. While the world discusses how to address climate change, everyone in west ...
Tags: Energy, Europe, London, Germany, Environment, UK News, World news, Pollution, Fossil Fuels, Transport, Road transport, Bob Taylor, Climate Crisis, Adam Manolson Linda Marriott Robin Bevis


Transport secretary Grant Shapps has operation after bike fall

The Hertfordshire MP Grant Shapps thanks "brilliant staff" at two local hospitals.
Tags: UK, News, Transport, Grant Shapps, Hertfordshire


Evergrande has sold 2 of its private jets for more than $50 million as it tries to control its huge debts, according to a report

A Gulfstream jet similar to the ones reportedly sold by Evergrande. Power Sport Images/Getty Images Evergrande sold two of its private Gulfstream jets in October, sources told The Wall Street Journal. One jet was sold for under $40 million and the second was sold for around $15 million, per the WSJ. The reported sales happened the same month Evergrande made two bond-interest payments. Struggling Chinese property developer Evergrande sold two of its private jets for more than $50 million in...
Tags: Transportation, News, Finance, China, Trends, Debt, Transport, Plane, Journal, Private Jets, Gulfstream, The Journal, Evergrande, Lina Batarags, Kate Duffy, Evergrande collapse


Lauren Boebert said she delivered one of her children in her truck, bringing it up as a supporting point against extended parental leave

In this June 23, 2021 file photo Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Rep. Lauren Boebert criticized Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg for taking several months of parental leave. To back up her point, she said she gave birth to one of her children in the front seat of her truck. Boebert accused Buttigieg of abandoning the nation during an ongoing supply chain crisis. Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert said she ...
Tags: Transportation, Colorado, Washington, White House, Trends, New York Times, Transport, Tucker Carlson, Capitol, Pete, Buttigieg, Jen Psaki, Pete Buttigieg, Scott Applewhite, Boebert, Lauren Boebert


Does Salisbury train crash point to wider problems on the network?

Analysis: while UK railways have an excellent safety record, dangerous incidents have been increasing in frequencyRail accident inspectors have said it is too early to release indications of what caused the collision between two trains at Salisbury on Sunday evening. But by now CCTV and data logs from signals and trains are likely to have given them a strong idea of what led the Great Western and South Western Railway services to crash into each other.That might prove to be a fault with the sign...
Tags: UK, UK News, Transport, Cctv, Train crashes, Salisbury, South Western Railway


Salisbury train crash: ‘detailed and forensic’ investigation begins

Investigators trying to establish cause of collision between two trains that left 13 people needing treatmentRail investigators are urgently trying to establish the cause of a collision between two trains that led to at least 13 people needing hospital treatment.Firefighters and other emergency workers evacuated 100 people from the trains in Salisbury, Wiltshire, after the accident on Sunday night. One of the train drivers had to be cut free from his cab. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Salisbury, Salisbury Wiltshire


Bad weather causes delays on train route to Glasgow Cop26 talks

Environment minister among those hit by delays, while suspected tornadoes are reported in some areasRail travel routes for delegates heading to Cop26 in Glasgow, including the environment minister Zac Goldsmith, have been blocked, after stormy weather swept through the UK bringing suspected tornadoes to parts of the country.A fallen tree on the west coast mainline between Rugby and Milton Keynes led Avanti West Coast to advise customers against travelling north from London on Sunday. Continue re...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Glasgow, UK Weather, Milton Keynes, Zac Goldsmith, Avanti West Coast, Cop26