"Tackle Town Traffic First "—Gen. Russell
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1415 view that urban traffic problems
I should be tackled with greater urgency than the building of new trunk roads wasreiterated by Maj.-Gen. G. N. Russell, general manager of British Road Services, at the annual dinner of the Yorkshire Section of the Institute of Transport in Leeds.
Mr. John Cliff, former deputy chairman of • the London Transport Executive, said that more money should be spent on highways. The, practice of parking on the roads should he stopped.
Mr. A. B. Findlay, section chairman and general manager of Leeds Transport Department, presided.
NEW B.E.A.M.A. COURSE
A TRAINING course for member,
of the staffs 6f road passenger transport undertakings is to be held from March 5-9, following the success of a course held by the British Electrical and Allied Manufacturers' Association in October, 1955. Visits will be made to the English Electric, B.I.C.C. and Metrovick concerns.
The course is intended for operators' trainees of graduate or Higher National Certificate standard. Nominations should be addressed to the electric traction section of I3.E.A.M.A., 36 Kingsway, London, W.C.2, by the end of this month.
TRUNK VEHICLES SWITCHED
SPECIAL insulated vans previously used on journeys between Aberdeenshire and Smithfield have been diverted to wholesale meat delivery in Dundee by John Findlay and Co. (Contractors), Ltd. The company have received the contract to carry meat from slaughterhouses to butchers' shops in the area.
The vehicles, which incorporate hanging gear, are stated to be the only ones of their kind in use in the major Scottish cities.
USEFUL NEW LAMP
ALAMP with a hinged head, which may be swivelled to any convenient position, has been introduced by Chloride Batteries, Ltd., Clifton Junction, Swinton, Manchester. The lamp may be stood on end and the head suitably placed so that the operative's hands are freed.
Another feature of the lamp is its pre-focused bulb. Without battery, it retails at El 15s. 9d., including purchase tax. Batteries cost 3s. 6d. each.
B.R.S. HANDLE BY MACHINE
ADEMONSTRATION of mechanical handling methods and equipment is being held by British Road Services at Bingley Hall, Birmingham, next Thursday. It will cover warehousing, transhipment of heavy loads and parcels handling. Many items of modern mechanical handling equipment will be included.