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Uber could be facing a massive license fee hike in London

Uber Technologies Inc. could be looking at paying £2.9 million (about $3.9 million) to continue its operations in London. This would be a significant increase from the £2,826 the city’s transport regulator, Transport for London, charged the ride-hailing giant in 2012. Show More Summary

Modernizing Customer Service on London Overground

Transport for London and Arriva Rail London, which operates London Overground, have announced plans to review and modernize customer service on London Overground.

A group of MPs want to ban Uber in London

A cross-party group of 10 MPs have urged Transport for London (TfL) to strip Uber of its operator licence by signing a letter written by Labour MP Wes Streeting, the chair of an all party parliamentary group on taxis. Conservative, Labour,...Show More Summary

Commuter's Wi-Fi data can improve Tube journey, TfL pilot study finds

The UK's Transport for London (TfL) has successfully conducted a pilot study that involved collecting depersonalised Wi-Fi data from commuters in order to reduce overcrowding at Tube stations and prioritise transport investment.

There's a serious risk Uber won't be allowed to operate in London

There's a real risk Uber won't be allowed to operate in London, with the city's transport authorities spooked by the firm's history of poor behaviour. Three board members at London's transport regulator, Transport for London, want Uber's...Show More Summary

Uber plans to electrify uberX in London by 2019, entire city fleet by 2025

Uber is looking to get in line with London’s forthcoming transport rules regarding the use of zero emissions vehicles for private hire car service in the city. London has set an aggressive target of requiring that all new London private hire vehicles be zero emission cars by 2020, and the city hopes to be entirely emission-free by 2050. Show More Summary

London Uber-rival Taxify suspends service after only three days

Those wishing to try Taxify – the Uber-rival that’s cheaper than Uber – in London have missed the boat, or at least might have to wait a while. The service has been ordered to shut down by Transport for London (TfL), over issues with its licensing. Show More Summary

In London, 20 Electrified Ford Plug-In Hybrid Transit Vans To Hit The Road

In London, electrified Ford Transit Custom vans are making a first public appearance ahead of a project designed to help improve city air quality. Transport for London (TfL) and key city-based businesses are supporting the Ford fleet trail. Show More Summary

Cubic and Transport for London Launch Mobile Ticketing App for Oyster Card Customers

Cubic Transportation Systems and Transport for London have announced the launch of the TfL Mobile Ticketing App for Oyster card users in London, England.

Leaked messages show how Taxify is trying to avoid trouble

That didn't take long. London's transport body, Transport for London (TfL), has taken an interest in Taxify, a cheap rival to Uber which launched in London on Tuesday. According to messages seen by Business Insider, TfL is checking whether...Show More Summary

13 Top Tips For Traveling on Public Transport in London

Contactless Is Cheapest Unless you're staying for a month or more, the cheapest and most convenient way to pay for travel is to use a Contactless card, like your debit or credit card. Just tap it on the yellow readers found on tube barriers, train and tram platforms, and buses. Show More Summary

13 Top Tips For Traveling on Public Transport in London

Contactless Is Cheapest Unless you're staying for a month or more, the cheapest and most convenient way to pay for travel is to use a Contactless card, like your debit or credit card. Just tap it on the yellow readers found on tube barriers, train and tram platforms, and buses. Show More Summary

Bombardier Wins Contract to Supply New Propulsion Technology to London Underground

Bombardier Transportation has been awarded the contract by London Underground to supply new motors and traction control equipment for its fleet of Central line trains.

London Underground awards $143.7m equipment supply contract

London Underground (LU) has awarded a deal worth roughly $143.7m to Bombardier Transportation for new motors and traction control equipment for its Central line train fleet.

Britain to test part-driverless platoons of trucks

LONDON (AP) — Britain is set to conduct road trials of self-driving trucks, involving a "platoon" of vehicles controlled by a driver in the front. The Department for Transport said Friday that up to three trucks will travel in convoy,...Show More Summary

'Self-driving' trucks are coming to UK roads after the government approved a trial

LONDON — Partially driverless lorries are set to hit UK roads by the end of 2018. On Friday, the Department for Transport announced a trial that will see "platooning" lorries driving in convoy with their acceleration and braking controlled...Show More Summary

New Technology Trials to Transform Bus Safety in London

Transport for London has announced plans to test new safety technology on London buses. Automatic braking and audible warning systems will be trialed alongside measures including new mirrors to improve the driver's vision.

Uber is finally introducing the option to tip its drivers in the UK

LONDON — Uber is now letting passengers tip their drivers in Britain. Drivers have long asked for an an option to let passengers tip them in the app, but the Californian transportation firm previously refused. Now, as Uber reels from...Show More Summary

AP Top Stories July 29 P

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Here are the top stories for Saturday, July 29th: The body of a slain officer was transported to a funeral home; Pakistan's deposed prime minister said his hands are clean; Protesters clash with police in London; Fishermen prepare for a typhoon in Taiwan.        

Qatar Seeks to Open New LNG Markets with Floating Terminals

2 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – Qatar Gas Transport Company and Norwegian shipping business Hoegh LNG have embarked on a joint project to open new markets for Qatar to sell its liquefied natural gas (LNG) via floating import terminals. Hoegh...Show More Summary

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