Friday, 13 July 2012

All change at Railcare

Eye understands that there have been some changes at Railcare.

So farewell Robert Baxter!

And a big Eye welcome to new MD Mark Cooper, although apparently on an interim basis.

Nothing on the website yet...

The charmed life of Graham Dalton...

Eye salutes the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency!

The M4 has been closed for five days.

When did Maria Eagle describe this is a damning indictment of Government transport policy?

Where are the bilious MPs, insisting that Graham Dalton be hauled before the Transport Select Committee?

Why aren't splenetic editorials demanding his head on a plate?

Readers may wish to compare and contrast this muted response with how the partial closure of a major arterial rail route would be handled by the chattering classes?

That is all.

Aviation policy contains comforting words

This from Logisitical...

Today's DfT statement on aviation policy includes this phrase:
"If operational freedoms show clear benefits in terms of resilience, reducing delays and allowing planes to land more effectively, thereby reducing the impact of noise for residents under the flight path, then the Government will consult on making these benefits permanent;"
I'm only an ignorant railwayman, but what does "land planes more effectively" mean? 
Is an "ineffective landing" what Biggles might call a 'prang'?