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Motorists warned about scam emails

by Steve Beasant on 19 February, 2015

DVLA warns the public of an email scam that asks drivers to verify their driving licence and vehicle tax details via an online link. The email, which wrongly claims to have been sent from DVLA, appears to be an attempt to trick drivers into providing personal details. DVLA have not sent out an email asking […]

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More major car manufacturers join plug-in vehicle campaign

by Steve Beasant on 18 February, 2015

Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen sign up to promote benefits of low-emission cars. Three new car brands have joined the campaign to boost awareness of the benefits of ultra-low emission vehicles. Audi, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen have pledged their support for the government’s Go Ultra Low campaign, which is increasing the take-up of ‘plug-in’ cars and vans. […]

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Link road will improve capacity and remove heavy goods vehicles from nearby town. A vital link road to improve access to the Port of Immingham and remove HGV traffic travelling through the nearby town will be built thanks to nearly £5 million government funding announced today, Friday 13 February 2015. The A18/A180 link road will […]

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Susan Kramer: Take-up of plug-in car grant continues to rise

by Steve Beasant on 13 February, 2015

Number of ultra-low emission vehicles breaks 25,000 barrier. The popularity of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) continues to rise sharply, with more than 25,000 plug-in car and plug-in van grant claims submitted since the scheme began in 2010. Even the traditionally quiet January sales market saw nearly 2000 claims and total ULEV sales in 2014 were […]

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Susan Kramer speech The bus sector is evolving

by Steve Beasant on 13 February, 2015

The bus sector is evolving, but the test stays the same: are passengers getting a good deal? Introduction Thank you for that welcome. It’s a privilege to deliver the closing address at this year’s Transport Times UK Bus Summit. I know that you’ve had a packed day. You’ve talked about the economy, about technology and […]

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Susan Kramer: The railway of the future

by Steve Beasant on 11 February, 2015

A railway that serves passengers and economic growth. Introduction Thank you, it’s a pleasure to be here. The UK rail industry is undergoing a transformation virtually unparalleled in its history. Imagine this industry day was being held in one of the immediate post-war decades. It doesn’t really matter which one. We’d all be working for […]

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Drug drive legislation: am I fit to drive?

by Steve Beasant on 10 February, 2015

New campaign to remind people taking medicines to check with their doctor or pharmacist before getting behind the wheel. New drug drive legislation comes into force from 2 March 2015 in England and Wales. So long as you are following the advice of a healthcare professional and your driving isn’t impaired you can continue to […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale Tim Farron has welcomed the news that the government is supporting calls for a long-term commitment to cycling and walking. The proposed changes to the new Infrastructure Bill, which went before Parliament on Monday, January 26 for its final reading, will now include a cycling and walking strategy. […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert has received government support for his call for a long-term commitment to cycling and walking. He proposed changes to the new Infrastructure Bill, which comes before Parliament on Monday, January 26 for its final reading, to include a cycling and walking strategy. Julian, Co-Chair of the All Party […]

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Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge Julian Huppert is pushing for a cycling and walking investment strategy to be written into new laws governing the country’s infrastructure. Julian Huppert, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group, wants changes to the new Infrastructure Bill to make a long-term commitment to cycling and walking. He is sponsoring […]

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