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UK expected to ban sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2030

Boris Johnson is understood to be planning to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars within a decade, with reports that the ban will be brought forward by five years.

Change at top of Heathrow anti-noise campaign group

MORE than 20 years as chairman of Heathrow Association for the Control of Airport Noise (HACAN) are ending for John Stewart. He will be replaced in the new year by Paul Beckford, an experienced campaigner and transport expert who has successfully lobbied on a variety of transport and environmental policies over the past 15 years.

First Bus among travel operators to take part in government partnership

A PARTNERSHIP between Scotland's travel operators, including First Bus, and the local authorities has been announced. The Scottish Government’s Bus Partnership Fund is a £500 million fund which will deliver bus priority measures on local and trunk roads, allowing for improved journey times.

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  • Anger as bus company encourages customers to pay by phoneCustomers of a Derbyshire bus company have reacted angrily after it decided to scrap its popular pre-paid card system for fares. From Monday, November 16, customers will no longer be able to use Mango cards on Trent Barton transport.

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  • Change at top of Heathrow anti-noise campaign groupMORE than 20 years as chairman of Heathrow Association for the Control of Airport Noise (HACAN) are ending for John Stewart. He will be replaced in the new year by Paul Beckford, an experienced campaigner and transport expert who has successfully lobbied on a variety of transport and environmental policies over the past 15 years.

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  • Gatwick’s finance chief quitsNick Dunn, Gatwick Airport’s chief financial officer, is leaving to become chief financial officer at CityFibre. ...
  • Investors back AV pothole detectorA spin-off company from the University of Liverpool has secured investment to develop an autonomous vehicle capable of detecting potholes.
  • Bus stop bypasses: a hazard for the unwary passenger?David Hunter’s interesting but inconclusive article regarding the safety of ‘floating bus stops’ on Edinburgh’s Leith Walk raised two further questions in my mind (‘The jury’s still out on the safety of Edinburgh’s floating bus stops’ LTT30 Oct).

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  • London Heathrow Airport Expansion: Is It Still Needed?London Heathrow has had more than its fair share of ups and downs in the last year – even without a global health crisis. UK’s busiest airport has been pushing for an expansion with a third runway while facing stiff opposition from climate activists and the community at the same time. With its third-quarter revenue down nearly 60% from 2019 numbers and many industry experts projecting a multi-year-long recovery, should the airport carry on with expansion plans?
  • First Bus among travel operators to take part in government partnershipA PARTNERSHIP between Scotland's travel operators, including First Bus, and the local authorities has been announced. The Scottish Government’s Bus Partnership Fund is a £500 million fund which will deliver bus priority measures on local and trunk roads, allowing for improved journey times.

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