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Government takes the first steps in a bus revolution

New low-fare, high-frequency ĎSuperbusí networks, Britainís first all-electric bus town, better information for passengers, and contactless payment on every city bus have been announced by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, in a major package of new measures to boost buses. The package, worth £220 million in the first year, will see many cuts to services reversed. It will create Ďexpress lanesí for buses in the West Midlands and elsewhere. It will invest in new ways of providing more frequent public transport in the countryside and other places where con...

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  • Bloodhound car aiming for land speed record has final UK testsVehicle is to be shipped to South Africa ‚Äď where goal is to reach speed of 1,000mphA sleek machine that looks like a mash-up between a grandprix car, a fighter plane and a spaceship has undergone a final, ear-splitting test in the UK before being shipped to a desert in South Africa where it may eventually reach a speed of 1,000mph.Over the past six months the Bloodhound LSR has taken shape in a workshop on a college campus in Gloucestershire and on Monday a ‚Äúdry crank test‚ÄĚ was carried out in which the car was powered up to confirm that the engine and systems had been correctly installed. Cont...

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  • Government takes the first steps in a bus revolutionNew low-fare, high-frequency ĎSuperbusí networks, Britainís first all-electric bus town, better information for passengers, and contactless payment on every city bus have been announced by the Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, in a major package of new measures to boost buses. The package, worth £220 million in the first year, will see many cuts to services reversed. It will create Ďexpress lanesí for buses in the West Midlands and elsewhere. It will invest in new ways of providing more frequent public transport in the countryside and other places where con...

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  • Network Rail to provide station WiFi for millions of passengers Netwok Rail have announced a ‘significant digital investment’ today to provide fast, free and reliable WiFi to Britain’s biggest and busiest railways. In a bid to keep passengers at the heart of all rail improvements, Network Rail will offer seamless connectivity and single...
  • Leader of Rotherham Council and Mayor of Doncaster ask Government to re-think HS2Leader of Rotherham Council, Chris Read and Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones, have shared concerns with Douglas Oakervee, the man behind the HS2 review. They have restated their position to go back to the original Meadowhall option or fundamentally reconsider the eastern leg. They have presented an...

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  • ATAG: More sustainable aviation fuel plants neededThe number of sustainable aviation fuel production projects will need to quadruple if the industry hopes to make a ‚Äúnoticeable impact‚ÄĚ on carbon emissions, the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) said. read more
  • Boeing creates new safety unit after board-level review Boeing is implementing several recommendations made by its board of directors aimed at elevating the company‚Äôs safety focus, led by the creation of a new Product and Services Safety (PSS) unit, CEO Dennis Muilenburg announced Sept. 30. read more

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