One of the UK’s largest civil engineering, construction and facilities companies is among the latest organisations to mandate its suppliers to secure bronze accreditation with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS).
Transport for London (TfL) and the Vehicle Operator Standards Agency (VOSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for closer collaboration and data sharing as part of their ongoing work to reduce the impact of dangerous and unroadworthy vehicles in London.
Changes to the congestion charge scheme from July 2013 will mean that only pure electric vehicles or vehicles that emit 75g/km or less of CO2 and meet the Euro 5 emission standard for air quality will qualify for a 100% discount.
London could become a no-go zone for anything other than plug-in vehicles if Boris Johnson gets his way. The Mayor has announced plans to create the world’s first ultra-low emission zone in central London by 2020.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging Transport for London (TfL) to consider granting free access to the London congestion charge zone for “essential users” who have no option other than to use the cities roads and congestion charge zone for deliveries.
Day 13 of the Games sees another busy day with the beach volleyball men’s finals at Horse Guards Parade, the women’s 10km marathon swimming in Hyde Park, the women’s football gold medal match (which starts at 7.45pm) and athletics at the Olympic stadium.
Day 12 of the Olympics sees another packed day of cultural and sporting events, including beach volleyball at Horse Guards Parade and the start of the basketball final rounds which will be staged in the North Greenwich Arena.
Day 11 (Tuesday, August 7) of the Olympic Games sees another packed day of cultural and sporting Olympic events, including the men’s triathlon in Hyde Park, with some roads in the area closed or with restricted access while the event takes place.