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Driverless cars have hit the streets of London before a full roll-out next year in which autonomous taxis will become common in the capital.

Switching freight from road to rail makes economic and environmental sense – David Spaven

An ambitious growth strategy for rail freight across Britain could generate between £75 billion and £90bn in environmental and economic ...

Authorities push ahead with £134m public bus franchising system

Greater Manchester is to push ahead with taking control of the region’s bus network in a groundbreaking move that is set to cost more than £134 million.

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  • Defibrillators to be installed on all Transpennine trains serving the North WestPotentially life saving defibrillators will be installed on all Transpennine trains serving the North West and in each station in Greater Manchester. They're designed to help customers who suffer a heart attack or cardiac arrest. The devices will be prominently located in stations with access using a key code available from the local ambulance services.

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  • Collision course: pedestrian deaths are rising – and driverless cars aren’t likely to change thatFor drivers, roads are safer than ever – but for people on foot, they are getting deadlier. Car companies and Silicon Valley claim that they have the solution. But is that too good to be true? By Peter C BakerIn 2010, the small community of specialists who pay attention to US road safety statistics picked up the first signs of a troubling trend: more and more pedestrians were being killed on American roads. That year, 4,302 American pedestrians died, an increase of almost 5% from 2009. The tally has increased almost every year since, with particularly sharp spikes in 2015 and 2016. Last year, ...

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  • Petrol prices fell even as drones struck Saudi oilWorries that drone strikes in Saudi Arabia would drive up prices at the pumps for customers seemed unfounded, new data [...] The post Petrol prices fell even as drones struck Saudi oil appeared first on CityAM.

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  • Industry needs to attract more women pilots Convincing more women to pursue careers as pilots would help ease a supply crunch that could soon threaten even the largest airlines in the US, two pilot-workforce experts said. read more
  • WTO arbitrator permits US to collect up to $7.5 billion in EU tariffs The European Commission and Airbus doubled down on calls for the US and Boeing to negotiate an end to the 15-year-old airliner subsidy dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) after a WTO arbitrator green-lighted the US to collect up to $7.5 billion in punitive tariffs on European imports. read more

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