Monthly Archives: January 2010 Page 2

Cabbies hail success of Essex taxi rank security scheme

Cab drivers have responded positively to the introduction of security marshals at a busy Essex taxi rank. Guards have been stationed at the Baddow Road taxi rank in Chelmsford for six months in a bid to limit crime and disorder, as well as to safeguard cabbies and their customers, reports BBC News. The marshals’ Read the full article…

Liverpool drivers warned of potential tunnel toll increase

Motorists in Liverpool could become subject to increased tolls when passing through the Mersey Tunnels, according to a pressure group. The Mersey Tunnel Users Association (MTUA) told the Wirral Globe that Merseytravel is set to potentially increase levies on cars to £1.60, as had originally been planned last year. This move has been described Read the full article…

Hyundai launches new purchase incentive schemes

Manufacturer Hyundai has launched a number of new car purchase incentive schemes in a bid to encourage sales after the scrappage scheme concludes. The carmaker has unveiled a new initiative called Trade & Upgrade, which allows motorists with cars between seven and ten years old to trade it in for the same £2,000 incentive Read the full article…

Basildon cabbies express overcrowding concerns

Taxi drivers in Basildon have called for limits on the number of cabs operating in the area after expressing fears that overcrowding is damaging business. Cabbies are concerned that the supply of taxis in the area is currently outstripping demand, which is forcing many drivers to work lengthy hours below minimum wage to remain Read the full article…

Car production rates see major rise in December

The strong performance of the motor industry in December 2009 has been underlined by a benchmark increase in vehicle production rates last month. New statistics published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that 85,316 vehicles were produced in the final month of last year. This represents a year-on-year increase of Read the full article…

Ripley cabbies complain over taxi rank move proposals

Taxi drivers in Ripley, Derbyshire have raised concerns over new plans by the local authority to relocate the town’s main taxi rank. Cabbies have suggested that plans to create a new taxi rank on one of the area’s main roads could cause difficulty for disabled customers and damage business, reports the Ripley & Heanor Read the full article…

Birmingham City Council to conduct urgent road repairs

Birmingham City Council has revealed that it is undertaking an “urgent” programme of road maintenance across the city to repair surfaces damaged by the recent extreme weather. The authority has responded to concerns that the problem of cracks and potholes on the roads has been increased by freezing conditions by despatching repair crews to conduct Read the full article…