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The Holt Co., of Peoria, Ill., U.S.A., is at present building 1,500 tractors for the Soviet Russian Government.
It is estimated that there are now 6,086 vans and lorries in use in Poland, as compared with 4,896 a year ago.
When a Bristol fleet of 73 taxicabs was sold by auction the other day the average price obtained was £2 10s. each.
The watch committee of Leeds Corporation has transferred to the South Yorkshire Motors, Ltd., the bus-service licences held by tho South Yorkshire Motors.
During the eight months ended August last 2,294 solid tyres, valued at £10,593, were imported into the Irish Free State, as contrasted with 2,749 and £13,619 respectively in the corresponding period of 1929.
Oxford Corporation has refused a licence to the International Express Services, Ltd., for a service from Sheffield to Portsmouth, via Oxford, on the ground that the route is already adequately served.
The watch committee of Leeds Corporation has adjourned consideration of the application of the International Express Services, Ltd., Sheffield, for licences for a proposed service between Bristol and Newcastle, via Sheffield and Leeds.
Leeds Corporation has refused licences to Archway Motor Coaches, Ltd., London for proposed services between Leeds and London, via (a) Wakefield and Doncaster (night service), and (b) Wakefield, Sheffield and Nottingham or, alternatively, Leicester ,(day service). Pilot Road Services, Ltd., is to augment its London-Llanelly coach service, via Merthyr.
Stockton Corporation is to construct a ring road from Station Road, Norton, to Station Road, Dillingham. • Bristol Corporation is to construct an inner ring road from Wells Road to Vale Lane, at a cost of £94,600.
The corporations of West Hartlepool and Stockton are seeking the consent of Durham County Council for a joint bus service between the two towns.
All buses operating from the centre of Hull are to be called upon to start from a bus station in the centre of the city as from July 1st, 1931.
The highways committee of Notts County Council has adopted optional routes for the by-pass road at Beeston and Chilwell, at a cost of £50,000.
Hartlepool Corporation is to widen Throston Bridge, which is barely sufficient for two buses to pass. The scheme is estimated to cost approximately .£13,000.
Southend Town Council has decided to commence the operation of municipal buses. The vehicles will be used as feeders to the trams and will run from east to west of the town.
A dividend at the rate of 61 per cent, per annum (less tax) has been declared for the six months ended October 31st on the preference shares of Allen-Liversidge, Ltd.
The highways committee of Oxford Corporation -recommends proceeding with the proposal to construct the Oxford Northern by-pass road at an estimated cost of £330,000.
The watch committee of Staly'bridge Corporation has granted licences to the International Express Services, Ltd., in connection with a Nottingham-Liverpool service.
The tramways comMittee of Bournemouth Corporation is to investigate the trolley-bus system and has appointed a deputation to visit Wolverhampton for the purpose of inspecting the system in operation.
Durham County Council has accepted the offer of Messrs. Lewin Bros., of Birtley, to pay 4d. per ton on all sand and gravel hauled by them along an unclassified road leading from the River Wear to Binchester, and thence to the junction of the Croxdale-South Church Road, opposite Westerton The County of London Electric Supply Co., Ltd., has lately placed upon the road a well-equipped travelling showroom for the exhibition and demonstration of domestic electrical appliances. The vehicle is 'to stay a fortnight in each district in which the company and the associates supply electricity.