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  • Private jets: 40% of these flights are empty. Further reason to ground themLabour is exploring plans to curb the use of the planes, which are increasingly popular among wealthy jetsetters. Can this luxury form of travel ever be sustainable?Flying your Learjet up to Nova Scotia to see a total eclipse of the sun might have been held up as the ultimate in celebrity vanity by Carly Simon, but today’s celebrities, while no less vain, have their carbon footprint to think of.When Prince Harry and Megan have been forced to defend their private jetsetting, and a schoolgirl is thumbing a low-carbon lift across the Atlantic by boat to highlight the climate emergency, the emissi...

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  • HS2 Oakervee review delayed until 2020 The deputy chair of the Oakervee Review, Lord Berkeley, has revealed that publication of the government’s independent review in HS2 is set to be delayed until after the general election. A HS2 decision had previously been expected before the end of the year, but Berkeley claims he has been...
  • New timetable sees Victoria line services increase during commuting timesNew timetables, released by Transport for London (TfL), will see trains arriving every 100 seconds for around three hours during weekday morning and evening commuting peaks on the Victoria line.

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  • Patrick Jeantet returns to KeolisFRANCE: Currently Chairman & CEO of national infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau, Patrick Jeantet is to return to Keolis Group next year as Executive Chairman, succeeding former Chief Executive Jean-Pierre Farandou who took over as President of SNCF on November 1.

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  • Cameras to catch drivers using mobile phonesA new type of roadside camera that catches drivers using a mobile phone behind the wheel has been launched by police in the Netherlands. During 18 months of testing, the system used so-called ‘machine learning’ to distinguish between a driver holding a phone and other objects. The cameras have now been installed at two locations in the Netherlands – the… The post Cameras to catch drivers using mobile phones appeared first on ETA.

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