In November 2020, Croner-i reported that Network Rail had relaunched its bridge strike campaign and revealed that Watling Street bridge on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, had been struck 25 times in the previous year (see “Operators warned about bridge strikes”).
Introducing his second Budget, emphasising that he will still do “whatever it takes”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that his focus was on preventing the growth of unemployment as the country emerges from the latest lockdown.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has warned transport operators that, from 1 March, tighter standards will apply in the London-wide Low Emission Zone (LEZ) with regard to heavy vehicles including heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), buses and coaches.
Echoing the statement by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday, Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has promised a phased and careful approach to easing lockdown restrictions while continuing to suppress coronavirus.
Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of its new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from non-governmental organisation (NGO), Transport & Environment (T&E).
Arguing that it is impossible to totally eliminate the threat of Covid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his plan for lifting the current lockdown, balancing continued caution with the need to restore freedoms and boost the economy.
With a leadership election for the council taking place, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which convenes the Better Buses for Yorkshire Campaign coalition, put out a call to bus users in Leeds to email their concerns to the new leader.