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New Government Proposals to Cut Congestion on Busiest Roads

Delays to motorists caused by utility companies digging up busy roads could be halved under new proposals announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

The proposals would allow local authorities to charge utility companies by the hour to carry out works on selected routes, encouraging them to avoid busy roads and peak times, and incentivising them to join together when they do need to dig up congested routes. 156 more words

Community

Scope Of Work Timetable To Develop Westenhanger into Otterpool Parkway Railway Station.

Just Yesterday, our Man About Town, (London Town) Damian Collins MP, spoke about Network Rail in his weekly column, in the Folkestone Herald. One of his pet projects which he endeavoured to write about back in Oct 2014 was… 572 more words

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Driving Lessons on Motorways Heading this Way

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced learner drivers will be able to have lessons on motorways in a bid to improve road safety.

The law change will be active from 2018, when learners will be allowed on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual control car.  319 more words

Community

SA maritime sector stakeholders to have their say on funding model for SAMSA

Pretoria: 14 August 2017

Public consultations about a proposed funding model for the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA), on which future tariffs will be based, get underway in earnest countrywide this week. 449 more words

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First Class Seats Could Be Cut On Busy Trains

Train firms could be forced to reduce first class seats on busy commuter lines to ease overcrowding, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said.

He said people will see “less first class in the future” with busy suburban trains having “one class” instead. 190 more words

Parliament

The Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train project: investigation into the modification of the national rail network - National Audit Office (NAO)

In May 2012, the Department of Transport expected the tram-train scheme to be completed by Dec 2015. It is now expected to be completed in May 2018. 20 more words

Local Authotities

Immense global economic role of seafarers greatly underrated: SAMSA

Pretoria: 27 June 2017

An immense economic contribution made by a ‘handful’ of seafarers  in enabling seamless operations in global trade and the general world economy continues to enjoy less public recognition than it should, according to the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). 737 more words

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