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Charging for longer costs you more due to the rise of the blocking rate

EditorsFebruary 24 2024

With increasing pressure on available charging infrastructure, the EV industry is now introducing blocking rates as a solution to change the landscape of drivers looking for a free charging station. Users of charging stations face a new challenge and must pay attention to…

Wage battle on the railway brings FNV and NS back to the negotiating table

Wage battle on the railway brings FNV and NS back to the negotiating table

EditorsFebruary 24 2024

Henri Janssen, director of FNV Spoor, has emphasized that although the negotiation result contained positive aspects, it also included several “pain points” that cannot be overlooked.


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Booking.com under fire with tax issues and competition concerns

Booking.com under fire with tax issues and competition concerns

EditorsFebruary 23 2024

The accumulation of setbacks for Booking.com illustrates the complex legal and financial environment in which international online travel organizations operate. Booking.com, the well-known online travel organization with headquarters in the Netherlands, is once again in dire straits. After a financial settlement with the Italian…

Military vehicles may be Born's new pride

Military vehicles may be Born's new pride

EditorsFebruary 23 2024

Geopolitical tensions may bring military production to Born as VDL Nedcar's new course. The future of the famous VDL Nedcar car factory in Born, known for the production of iconic models such as Dafjes, Volvos, Smarts, Mitsubishis and Minis, is…

From practical test to perfection, ILT is taking major steps in taxi supervision

From practical test to perfection, ILT is taking major steps in taxi supervision

EditorsFebruary 22 2024

The evaluation of the Central Taxi Database practical test shows that ILT is taking major steps in taxi supervision, with the driver's license becoming the new standard instead of the BCT card. In a significant step towards the modernization of Dutch taxi transport,…

assylum

Crisis in reception now that half of the asylum centers are at risk of closing

EditorsFebruary 22 2024

Due to the high influx of asylum seekers yesterday, the number of people staying in Ter Apel is 2.032. So, despite all efforts, it has not been possible to comply with the court decision to reduce the number to less than 2.000 people. The…

Rabobank not responsible for OAD bankruptcy

Rabobank not responsible for OAD bankruptcy

Ruling in appeal case Rabobank-Ter Haar/OAD: Rabobank not responsible for OAD bankruptcy. In 2013, tour operator and bus company OAD filed for bankruptcy after house bank Rabobank terminated the credit relationship with OAD. In 2015, the OAD curators initiated a procedure…

Young drivers behind the wheel of heavy vehicles are on a dangerous course

Young drivers behind the wheel of heavy vehicles are on a dangerous course

EditorsFebruary 21 2024

Experts are asking the EU to reconsider driving license changes and the risky plan to potentially allow 16-year-olds behind the wheel of 2,5-ton SUVs. The European Union is about to introduce a controversial change to its driving license regulations, which…

Van der Valk Best

Night terrors and false alarms at Van der Valk Best

EditorsFebruary 20 2024

Do not follow rumors, but wait for official announcements from hotel management or emergency services. It is easier said than done, because there were no communications from hotel management. Waking up by an evacuation alarm in the middle of the night is...

platform workers

The power of the lobby: how Uber and Bolt block EU protection

EditorsFebruary 19 2024

EU legislation on platform workers has stalled for the time being. This should also have been the first legislation ever to protect workers against algorithmic management. In the European Union there is growing concern about the position of platform workers, people who work through digital…

MOBILITY AND TOURISM

Dublin City

Dublin says goodbye to cars in the city center

EditorsFeb 22, 20243 min read

The transport plan for Dublin city center aims to reduce cars, reallocate space to public transport, cycling and walking and create civic squares. Dublin puts a…

Van der Valk Best

Night terrors and false alarms at Van der Valk Best

EditorsFeb 20, 20245 min read

Do not follow rumors, but wait for official announcements from hotel management or emergency services. It is easier said than done, because there were no communications from hotel management. Waking…

ABROAD

truck driver

Alarm about second-hand buses and trucks and time for action

EditorsFebruary 22 2024

Imports of used buses and trucks into developing countries have been found to contribute significantly to air pollution and climate change, according to a recent report from the United Nations Environment Agency.


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Dublin City

Dublin says goodbye to cars in the city center

EditorsFebruary 22 2024

The transport plan for Dublin city center aims to reduce cars, reallocate space to public transport, cycling and walking and create civic squares. Dublin is taking a big step towards sustainability and quality of life with the new traffic plan…

Scan trucks are missing the point with unjustified fines in the blue zone

Scan trucks are missing the point with unjustified fines in the blue zone

Carlo ScheirFebruary 19 2024

In the consumer program “WinWin” on Radio2, Xavier Taveirne shed light on a significant problem in Belgian parking policy, namely the unjustified issuance of parking fines by scanning cars in blue zones. The use of scanning vehicles to enforce parking rules…

Doel

Explosive increase in transport costs due to Red Sea conflicts

EditorsFebruary 18 2024

The cost of shipping goods from China to Europe increases by 400%. The escalation of conflict in the Red Sea and the resulting impact on global shipping and trade have created an unprecedented situation that...

Rush for Flemish premiums for electric cars

Rush for Flemish premiums for electric cars

Carlo ScheirFebruary 17 2024

The Flemish Minister of Mobility, Lydia Peeters, has reserved a budget of 20 million euros for this scheme. With almost 3.000 applications, this budget seems sufficient for the time being.


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Veldstraat

Pedestrians are given free rein in the city center of Ghent

Carlo ScheirFebruary 16 2024

Important streets within the route, including Veldstraat, are planned for integral renovation. The image of a moving tram in the Veldstraat has been a thing of the past for some time now because Ghent is currently undergoing one of the most drastic…

taxi

Taxi hack shocks JFK, end of taxi plot

EditorsFebruary 15 2024

It was early in the plot when Daniel Abayev joked to his hacker confidante Aleksandr Derebentc: “I know the Pentagon is being hacked. So can't we hack the taxi industry?” In a lawsuit that the safety systems of one of the…

Love is on pause, drivers and delivery people are laying down work

Love is on pause, drivers and delivery people are laying down work

EditorsFebruary 14 2024

Heart for justice, employees demand fair payment on the day of love. Thousands of drivers and delivery people from sharing platforms such as Uber, Lyft and DoorDash in the United States and the United Kingdom have announced that they will stop work on Valentine's Day.…

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

De Lijn is taking measures after a shocking door incident

Carlo ScheirFebruary 13 2024

Forced closure by drivers creates very unsafe situations during rush hour and proves dangerous for travelers. After a disturbing incident in which a girl became trapped between the doors of a De Lijn bus, the Flemish public transport company has…

Delhi opens doors with free bus travel for non-binary travelers

Delhi opens doors with free bus travel for non-binary travelers

EditorsFebruary 7 2024

This development follows a landmark judgment by the Delhi High Court last year, which ordered the transgender community to be legally recognized as the third gender on DTC bus tickets.


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