Face coverings mandatory from today for users of public transport and taxis

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Face coverings are now mandatory in Wales for people using public transport and taxis.

From today, drivers, guards and other transport operators may ask people not to board vehicles if they are not wearing face coverings.

If necessary fixed penalty notices may be issued by the police, with a fine of £60 in the first instance subsequently doubling in the event of repeated offences.

Economy minister Ken Skates said the changes were being made to “reduce the risk of public transmission of coronavirus.”


From today the vast majority of our public transport users in Wales will be required to wear a face covering while travelling on our buses, our trains and in taxis.


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11 tips for first-time car buyers, from establishing the right budget to how to have a perfect test drive

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a car parked in a parking lot: New Chevys for sale fill the lot at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. John Gress/Corbis/Getty Images


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New Chevys for sale fill the lot at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. John Gress/Corbis/Getty Images

  • Lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic are making first-time car buyers out of many.
  • Whether you’re buying new or used, it’s important to do your research before you commit to anything.
  • Vehicle maintenance is also an important thing to remember.
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Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, taking public transportation or flying might not seem so safe right now.

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For many, the next logical step is to consider car ownership. People who have never owned a car before now suddenly find themselves endeavoring on the daunting task of car buying for the first time ever.

Car dealerships, in response to a drastic decline in foot traffic in their showrooms, have adopted virtual tours and car deliveries to make the process

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Shell Says U.K. Can Bring Forward Gasoline Car Sale Ban to 2030

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(Bloomberg) — Royal Dutch Shell Plc expects the U.K. can end the sale of gasoline and diesel vehicles in just a decade, as the nation attempts to eliminate emissions by the middle of the century.



a large long train on a highway: Traffic travels along the M60 motorway past the Redrock leisure development as the sun rises in Stockport, U.K., on Monday, June 22, 2020. The Brexit-supporting regions that propelled Prime Minister Boris Johnson into power are now being disproportionately hit by coronavirus and will bear the brunt of the economic fallout.


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Traffic travels along the M60 motorway past the Redrock leisure development as the sun rises in Stockport, U.K., on Monday, June 22, 2020. The Brexit-supporting regions that propelled Prime Minister Boris Johnson into power are now being disproportionately hit by coronavirus and will bear the brunt of the economic fallout.

The ban can be brought forward to 2030 with “the right policy and incentives,” Sinead Lynch, the head of oil giant Shell’s operations in Britain said on LinkedIn. That’s five years earlier than the deadline set by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in February, and also beats the 2032 date that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said may be possible to achieve.

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China Transportation, Transportation System In China

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What Kind of Transportation You Can Get in China?

The transportation system in China has improved dramatically since 1949. Nowadays, China has a comprehensive transportation network of airports, trains, highways, subways, ports, and waterways. Among these, high-speed rail lines, highways, and many new subways, have perhaps improved the daily lives of local people most dramatically.

This article introduces basic transportation by air, rail, highway, waterway, and urban transport in China.

Air

Airlines in China offer safe and comfortable service for travelers. Presently, there are about 1,279 air routes. Among them, 1,035 are domestic, including the routes to Hong Kong and Macau, and 244 are international. Most airlines and airports provide world-class services and facilities. They are all under the charge of the General Administration of Civil Aviation of China (CAAC).

More information about China air travel

The most popular airports are in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Apart from Hong Kong

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Graduate Degree – MIT CEE

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Master of Engineering (MEng)

The Master of Engineering (MEng) degree program is our professional-oriented graduate program that consists of high level, fast paced coursework and significant engagement with a real world engineering projects, preparing our graduates for a professional career path, or further graduate studies at MIT or elsewhere. This 9 month program, with opportunities for individualized tracks in CEE – prepares our graduates for addressing significant challenges in the domains of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Within the Environmental Engineering Science track of the MEng degree program, students pursue classes and research in their areas of interest, including hydrology, environmental chemistry, ecology, and environmental fluid mechanics.

Within the Structural Mechanics and Design track of the MEng degree program, students pursue curriculum and research in areas including structural engineering mechanics, computational design and optimization, and collaborative workflows at the interface of engineering and architecture.

For current MIT students, the program is

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The safest modes of transportation during a pandemic, ranked

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Using public transportation like the subway, a train, or bus can make it difficult to social distance or avoid touching shared surfaces.

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A person wearing gloves on a public subway train in New York City.

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Due to subway line closures and fewer people on the subway, it may be easier to maintain distance between yourself and other passengers.

However, crowded subway cars, trains, and buses can quickly become a hotbed of contaminants due to high foot traffic and riders touching, sneezing, or coughing on shared surfaces.

In order to attempt to curb this, the MTA in New York City has modified its schedules for the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad, and strategically planned its subway line service during “peak” travel times.

“I understand people are trying to get somewhere, but no one should be getting on a crowded train,” Mayor Bill de

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Transportation Revolution – The Industrial Revolution

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Causes

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Before the Industrial Revolution, there was a time lag in almost everything that took place in the United States. It took weeks and sometimes months just to send a letter or pass information. It took months to send packages or goods across the country. Everything happened at a glacial pace. The Transportation Revolution changed all of that. 


Elements

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The five elements that revolutionized transportation are:
  1. Roads
  2. River Traffic
  3. Steamboats
  4. Canals
  5. Railroads

Roads

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Before the Industrial Revolution, there were very few roads, and even they were in bad condition. They were muddy, flooded easily, and were filled with boulders. This made travel by stagecoach or wagon very difficult and dangerous. 

That all changed in 1817. In 1817, Congress authorized the construction of the National Road, also known as the Cumberland Road. This road extended from Maryland to the Ohio River at Wheeling, Virginia. This was the first road to cross

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Kenan Advantage Group – Tank Truck Transporters & Logistics Provider

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💭 Tim Tibbs, Director of Operations East

#KAGStory

“Here in Bethlehem, we have been supplying Oxygen to the hospitals in New York City and New Jersey. All of our drivers have stepped up their game and have gone above and beyond without question.

Two drivers, in particular, have shared stories with me that made them feel something they never felt before.”

1️⃣ Tim Barnes was delivering in New York City and the fire department was clearing a call. When they noticed our truck coming down the street, they stood together and clapped and gave our driver a thumbs up because they knew he was delivering Oxygen to the hospitals.

Tim said, “As I drive by the firehouse, I look at them as heroes and when they cheered as I drove by, I felt like I was the hero. I was honored to have them do that. It made me feel

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A Transportation Vision for 2020: Is It 20/20?

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WHAT do you call a long bullet-shaped vehicle with rubber tires that zips along roads, stops for traffic lights and carries lots of people?

Whatever you call it, don’t call it a bus.

After four years of study and a cost so far of $6.5 million, engineers working on the Long Island Transportation Plan 2000 are presenting their preliminary proposals to manage Long Island’s traffic 20 years from now. The linchpin of their solution is a transit system with a sleek bus that’s a dead ringer for a monorail car except for the tires. But transportation officials are loath to use the ”B” word to describe it.

”People have an image of a bus,” said David Rettig, the Long Island planning director for the State Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the study. ”A bus is crowded, it smells of diesel fumes, it’s stuck in traffic. That’s not happening with

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