Parents told school buses will run in North Yorkshire

The Yorkshire post has reported that North Yorkshire council had to provide replacement buses for 900 pupils entitled to free school transport after the collapse of the bus and coach operator which held the contract. Six local bus services which are subsidised by the council will also not run.

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York targets bus emissions through Clean Air Zone

Air Quality News reports that City of York Council has outlined its plans for a ‘Clean Air Zone’ for buses. They suggest buses entering the zone more than 10 times a day must meet the minimum Euro VI emission standard by 2020, and those entering between five and nine times a day must meet the…

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Transport for the North unveil £70bn travel masterplan

BBC News reports that Transport for the North has unveiled a £70bn transport plan across the north of England, claiming it could help create 850,000 jobs and boost the economy by £100bn. Plans include: Northern Powerhouse Rail (HS3) linking northern cities, new HS2 lines and key road improvements. However, concerns have been voiced over the…

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Southern rail ‘worst train service’ finds Which? survey

BBC News reports that Southern rail has been voted the worst train service in the UK for the third year in a row with only 28% of customers satisfied with the service, according to a survey by Which? Southern received one star out of five for value for money, reliability and punctuality. Govia Thameslink Railway…

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New Stagecoach buses make ‘waves’ along coast

Richard Gladstone has reported that Stagecoach have unveiled a £2.5m fleet of 12 new buses which operate on the coastal Hastings to Eastbourne route. All buses are equipped with free WIFI, USB charging points and are Euro VI engine compliant.

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US regulators will ‘carefully’ review GM’s request to launch a self-driving car WITHOUT a steering wheel or pedals on public roads in 2019

Tom Collins has reported that General Motors has asked US regulators to exempt its driverless Cruise AV car from several federal standards that cannot be met with a driverless car, such as a requirement that new cars come equipped with a steering wheel airbag. Regulators stated that the request will be reviewed ‘carefully and responsibly’…

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