In this, the second episode of our New York mini series, Nicole talks to Sam Schwartz about the efforts to introduce road and congestion pricing in New York. Sam Schwartz served as New York City‘s Traffic Commissioner and the New York City Department of Transportation’s Chief Engineer. He now runs his own transport consultancy, Sam Schwartz Engineering, and is a columnist under the moniker Gridlock Sam. Sam also spearheads the Move NY campaign, which has put forward the case for a new ...
One of the hidden gems of e-Government is the Intellectual Property Office website. The IP Office have the responsibilities their name implies – they are the government body responsible for Intellectual Property rights (such as patents, trademarks and copyright) within the UK. Rather nicely, the IP Office website lets you search their database of registered Trademarks, and thus with TfL and the Mayor’s office beginning to increase the rhetoric on electic vehicles, it seems an apt ...
Inanimate objects have a mind of their own and they are out to get you. You can guarantee that as soon the estate agent puts up his “For Sale” board in your garden that light bulbs will go pop, taps will leak and hitherto dormant heating pipes will clang and clank like a demented prisoner boarded up under your floor boards. Never mention the words “trade in for a new model” in front of your car (or for that matter your partner) as it/they will immediately sulk – tyres will go ...
TfL have confirmed that the 3-year Blackwall Tunnel refurbishment programme will begin on the 7th of February. This will mean that the northbound tunnel will be closed between 21:00 and 05:00 from Sundays through to Fridays. Northbound traffic will be diverted through the southbound tunnel (with a 20mph speed limit in place) and Southbound traffic will need to use other Thames crossing options. The refurbishment largely revolves around safety and modernisation works – updated fire and ...
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