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Port of Liverpool campaigners furious at latest “snub” from DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) is "actively obstructing" the exploration of alternative solutions to the controversial Port of Liverpool access road, according to campaigners against the current project who described the latest response as a "snub".

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  • 24-hour bus lanes trial set to become permanent as bus journey times improveTransport for London (TfL) has announced that it intends to make its trial of 24-hour bus lanes permanent, after it found that extending bus lane hours on London’s busiest roads cut journey times and helped reliability.
  • Air Products secures 15-year hydrogen supply contract with Go-AheadAir Products is to supply liquid hydrogen to fuel Metrobus’ 20 new hydrogen vehicles as Go-Ahead negotiates a potential order for a further 34 buses from Wrightbus
  • Scottish transport trend data shows slow recovery in user numbersMonitoring by Transport Scotland (TS) of transport trends during the Covid-19 outbreak has shown a small increase in use compared to pre-pandemic levels over recent weeks. The information gathered by TS, which is used to help determine Scottish policy in relation to resilience and response to the outbreak, provides a snapshot of travel across main modes when compared to a pre-pandemic baseline, which for most modes is the same period in 2019. The figures use data from a variety of sources, including the DfT’s National Travel Survey, data published in Scottish Transport Statistics, and data collected by operators across the transport networks.

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