Archive for the "Transport" category

Passengers urged to speak up against over-the-limit drivers

Car passengers urged to overcome self-conciousness and speak out against drink-drivers. Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has urged car passengers to speak out against drink-drivers after 1 in 4 admitted to being too self-conscious to say anything. Research for the THINK! Easter Drink-Drive campaign showed that a quarter of respondents admitted they had been in a […]

Government confirms £2.7 billion deal to build new state-of-the-art trains

The transformation of rail travel on the key intercity route between London and Scotland has taken a major step forward after Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin confirmed today (16 April 2014) that funding had been secured to build a new fleet of state-of-the-art trains. Under the new £2.7 billion contract, nearly 500 new carriages will be […]

Victory for Lib Dems as MEPs approve life-saving changes to lorry designs

An e-petition has been circulating suggesting that the Department for Communities and Local Government is examining plans to remove council duties to provide allotments. This is completely untrue and has no basis in fact. In 2011, the government compiled a list of statutory duties that councils must follow, but ministers made very clear to Parliament […]

Victory for Lib Dems as MEPs approve life-saving changes to lorry designs

The European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient. Under changes pushed by Liberal Democrat MEPs, the design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots under the front widescreen and the side of the vehicle. The new […]

Victory for Lib Dems as MEPs approve life-saving changes to lorry designs

The European Parliament has approved new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient. Under changes pushed by Liberal Democrat MEPs, the design of lorry cabs are set to be changed to reduce the number of blind spots under the front widescreen and the side of the vehicle. The new […]

Easter travel eased as the Highways Agency lifts road works

The Highways Agency will be clearing 7 out of 10 sets of road works to help minimise congestion and smooth journeys over the bank holiday weekend. More than 150 miles of road works will be completed by Thursday 17 April and over 165 miles of road works are being suspended until Tuesday 22 April. Simon […]

Last push for Birmingham mum’s campaign for safer lorries

Liberal Democrat MEP,Phil Bennion, and a bereaved Birmingham mum are stepping up lobbying of Euro MPs in all parties to support tougher design standards for a new generation of HGVs in a crucial vote on Tuesday April 15th. Nazan Fennell’s ‘Live in Hope’ campaign has been taken up by the Birmingham MEP and Lib Dem […]

IAM survey finds motorists are unhappy with pothole performance

The government has got a long way to go to convince drivers that they have the pothole problem in control as 67 per cent of motorists think that they are doing a bad or a very bad job of maintaining the nation’s roads,  according to the latest research published today by road safety charity, the […]

Twelve foreign flagged ships under detention in the UK during March

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today (9 April 2014) that 12 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during March 2014 after failing port state control (PSC) inspection. During March, there were 6 new detentions of foreign flagged vessels in UK ports. Six vessels remained under detention from previous months. Five […]

Cheaper travel and leisure activities for children in N E Lincs over the Easter holidays

The Young Person’s Holiday Rider will be available on Stagecoach buses throughout the school Easter holidays, 5 April to the 21 April. Young people aged 5-18 inclusive just need to ask for a holiday rider ticket when they get on Stagecoach buses in North East Lincolnshire and they will pay just £1.50 for unlimited travel […]