Wales’s bus services anticipate being cut by a quarter now that Welsh Government Covid funding has ceased to support routes and businesses.
Welsh Conservatives labelled the cuts as “moronic” at time when a massive campaign is underway to deter private cars and driving.
More than 100,000 passengers have travelled on the improved Carmarthen – Aberystwyth TrawsCymru service since it was relaunched with all-electric buses earlier this year.
Passenger numbers have grown from 16,000 in March to 19,000 in April, 23,000 in May and 26,000 in June and again in July and it’s an overall increase of 36,000 passengers compared to the same March to July period in 2022.
About 250 new jobs are anticipated to be created over the next five years by Invertek Drives Ltd at its global headquarters and manufacturing facility at Welshpool, Powys.
The roles will be in its Innovation team, production, and other business areas of the company as it continues to invest in the design and production of its energy-saving variable frequency drives used to control electric motors. It will also significantly expand the development of careers through its college and graduate training programmes.
Bi-directional speed cameras covering both sides of a road from one point have caught over 3,000 vehicles in a fortnight during a pilot test.
After the trial in the West Country the new cameras, which do not require a flash or on-road markings, are likely to roll out and replace the current series of single-point cameras across Britain.
A CTEK survey by YouGov shows that about one in four people in Wales say their next vehicle will be a fully electric or plug-in hybrid EV.
Some 12% of people in Wales people say their next vehicle will most likely be a brand new EV, with 6% saying they will buy a new fully Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) and 6% saying a new Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV), but 86% say there is not sufficient recharging infrastructure, a feature the charging company wants to improve on.
Two of the world’s leading parking technology companies, Parkopedia and JustPark, have confirmed a partnership which will provide motorists across the UK with an easier and more complete way to find, book and pay for parking.
Parkopedia’s platform enables connected car drivers to search for convenient local parking and now hosts JustPark’s available parking locations, enabling drivers to book and pay for on-street and off-street parking through their vehicles, in addition to via Parkopedia’s website and mobile apps.