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Midlands Rail Hub work begins with £123m funding injection

Work on the Midlands Rail Hub is set to begin after ministers provided an initial £123 million funding injection.

Sadiq Khan’s off-peak Friday fares start next week — and will apply on National Rail too

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s trial of scrapping peak-time rail fares on Fridays will begin next week — with a senior figure at Southeastern branding the idea “fantastic” .

Operators make final push as franchise decision looms

West Yorkshire bus operators have made a push to promote their case as a decision on bus franchising in the area is due to be made.

Angela Rayner and Michael Gove to headline Convention of the North 2024

Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove MP, and Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Angela Rayner MP, will deliver keynote speeches at this year’s Convention of the North, it can be revealed.

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  • US spends billions on roads rather than public transport in ‘climate time bomb’New analysis finds money from Biden’s $1.2tn infrastructure bill has overwhelmingly been spent on widening highways for cars
  • Two worlds colliding: Berlin transport workers and climate activists unite over rightsTwo groups are striking for better working conditions and investment in Germany's underfunded public transport. t first sight, the gathering in an office complex in east Berlin resembles a self-help group. But the public transport workers and climate protesters sitting in a semi-circle introducing themselves have been thrown together, they say, to fight for a common cause.
  • Boeing agrees to pay $51m over export violations in China and other countriesCompany accused of violations including Chinese employees improperly downloading files relating to Pentagon programsBoeing said on Thursday it had reached a $51m settlement with the US state department for numerous export violations including Chinese employees in China improperly downloading documents related to US Pentagon programs.The state department said from 2013 through 2017 three Chinese employees at Boeing facilities in China downloaded technical data involving programs including the F-18, F-15 and F-22 fighter jets, the E-3 airborne warning and control system, the AH-64 Apache attack ...

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  • Major new Plymouth transport hub will improve bus and cycle linksLong-awaited works to enhance St Budeaux as a £1.2 million transport hub to make it easier for people to get around the city will start in the next week. The project, which has faced a year-long delay, will be completed by the end of June and will include new bus shelters, better footpaths, lighting and seating areas, a Beryl Bike (bike and e-scooter hire scheme) hub, new cycle parking and signage.

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  • Transport: EUR 1 billion for alternative fuels infrastructure projectsA call for proposals has been launched today under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport Programme - Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Facility (AFIF), making EUR 1 billion available to support the deployment of alternative fuels supply infrastructure along the Trans-European Network of Transport (TEN-T).

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