Operators warned about bridge strikes

19 November 2020

Revealing the “most-bashed bridge in Britain”, Network Rail has relaunched its bridge strike campaign ahead of an annual spike in incidents that tends to coincide with Black Friday and the run up to Christmas as more large vehicles take to the road.

UK Road Safety Week

17 November 2020

Driving for Better Business (DfBB), the Government campaign group which encourages work-related road safety, is currently marking Road Safety Week in the UK which takes place up to 22 November 2020.

Call for on-demand bus scheme for Scotland

17 November 2020

A charity which supports shared transport has submitted proposals to the Scottish Government for on-demand bus services to be introduced in a bid to help communities cut-off by reductions in local services.

Further guidance released on the extended furlough scheme

12 November 2020

This long-awaited government guidance confirms many of the details surrounding the extended furlough scheme, officially known as the Job Retention Scheme (JRS), suggesting that those who are serving a notice period from December may not be eligible.

Government offers funding for accessibility

11 November 2020

Purple Tuesday is a programme that encourages organisations to make changes to improve the customer experience for disabled people (purpletuesday.org.uk).

Government agrees extraordinary funding package for TfL

10 November 2020

Replacing the agreement signed in May, the Government and the Mayor of London have agreed a second extraordinary funding and financing package for Transport for London (TfL) for the period to 31 March 2021.

Statutory guidance on financial standing updated

10 November 2020

The Senior Traffic Commissioner’s Statutory Document No. 2 on Finance has been updated to reflect new financial standing levels for January 2021. The new levels will be £8200 for the first vehicle and £4550 for each subsequent vehicle.

DVSA issues fresh warning over old tyres

6 November 2020

As we reported in July, the Government has decided that tyres over 10 years old are to be banned from use on heavy vehicles (see “Old lorry tyres to be banned”).