NEWS IN BRIEF

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Scam email

DVSA is warning of scam emails asking recipients to find their receipt attached.

It is aware some members of the public have received emails claiming to be from the DVSA Fixed Penalty Office, which contains an attachment of a Fixed Penalty receipt. DVSA never sends fixed penalty notices to customers by email. Those who receive these emails are strongly advised to delete them without opening the attachment.

Chatham AGM

This year’s Friends of Chatham Traction Annual General Meeting will be held on 5 March at the Tourist Information Centre of the Huguenot Museum in Rochester (95 High Street, ME1 1LX). The ‘special attraction’ this year will be a talk by Alan Price, a well known retired bus industry professional. Alan has called his talk ‘Life with Big Guys, Little Guys, 5Pot Bristols and K6As’. Arrival will be at 13.30 with closure at 16.30. Visit www.chathamtraction.org.uk/docs/2016_Notice_Agenda.pdf for more information.

TfL signs Covenant

TfL has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, as it pledges to offer over 100 new employment opportunities to ex-service members. The announcement follows the success of its scheme that has already helped 27 ex-service members back into full time civilian employment within the transport sector in London. Since 2012, the transport authority and its suppliers have created 28 paid work placements to help ex-Armed Forces members who may be wounded, injured or sick, back into employment. Of the 28 who have taken part, 27 have gone on to full time employment within the transport industry.

NCT Wi-Fi milestone

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) passengers have participated in over 3m Wi-Fi sessions since the technology was introduced on the operator’s buses. NCT invested in the new technology in 2013, starting with a successful trial of free on-bus Wi-Fi on a small number of its services. Now, all of its 310 buses have free Icomera onboard Wi-Fi. The average time customers are online is 20 minutes and the most popular route for Wi-Fi use is the Turquoise 77, which runs from the city through to Strelley via Aspley. NCT is the only public transport operator in Nottingham to offer Wi-Fi on all of its services, including longer distance Pathfinder and South Notts buses.

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