A report being considered by cabinet members at Newcastle and Gateshead councils sets out updated proposals and a revised timeline for introducing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to cut harmful traffic emissions.
The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation seeking evidence on how street design, maintenance and operation in England could be improved to ensure people feel safer from harassment, intimidation or unwanted sexual behaviour in public spaces.
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT), Baroness Vere, has written to a number of trade bodies setting out the Government’s immediate and longer-term approach to the application of the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) 2000.
Faced with calls from business groups across a range of sectors affected by staff shortages due to employees being required to self-isolate, the Government has updated guidance which was first issued in May 2020.
Bus operators across the country will benefit from £226.5 million in government funding to help ensure they continue to run vital services as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced.
The Government has confirmed that passengers in England no longer have to wear face coverings when travelling on public transport, with effect from 19 July, after the Prime Minister said that such restrictions should become voluntary (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease).
We reported recently an announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that certain critical workers would be able to leave self-isolation in exceptional circumstances (see Testing, vaccine passports and jabs for young people).