Golden Boy accredited

first_imgGolden Boy is the first coach operator to achieve the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT)’s Workshop Accreditation.Golden Boy, which conducts all its own maintenance as well as undertaking third-party work for other operators under its separate business GB Fleet Maintenance, has a five-bay workshop at its premises in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire.The firm underwent a thorough two-day audit comprising 100 questions, conducted by compliance specialist Lloyd Morgan, to be awarded the accreditation.Designed and launched in 2014 by the CPT’s Engineering Committee with support from the Traffic Commissioners, the accreditation assesses coach and bus operators’ workshops, as well as dealer workshops, against a series of in-depth engineering compliance and health and safety-based procedures.Golden Boy is the second operator to achieve the accreditation, after Ipswich Buses (routeone, News, 25 February).Joint Managing Director Geraldine McIntyre tells routeone: “It helps with council tenders to have something like this – something that says we’ve been audited for quality, that we haven’t just signed up to a scheme with no checks.”“It’s another string to our bow,” says Paul Murdoch, Engineering Director. “It helps us to show our customers and potential customers what we’ve got, and what we can offer.”Bill Hiron, CPT President, presented the accreditation to Golden Boy. He says: “I offer my congratulations to the small team here who have worked tirelessly and meticulously over the years to ensure that Golden Boy Coaches is worthy of this industry status.“It’s a selling point for the operator, as it helps to show discerning customers that the company is serious about safety.”“That’s what it’s set out to do,” adds Stephen Smith, Operations Director of the CPT. “The accreditation is for CPT members who offer services to other operators, who can see it’s professionally audited and accredited. It’s reassurance that that CPT member takes their maintenance responsibility seriously. The vehicles are properly looked after, repaired and maintained.“There are quite a few operators considering whether to apply for the accreditation now. We hope that Golden Boy is the first of many coach companies to achieve it.”Click here to see the Golden Boy profilelast_img read more

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City talks Open Carry, elections

first_img RelatedOnline Only: Open carry gun law meeting scheduledBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS The public is invited to attend a meeting in Laguna Vista to hear the latest information on the new Texas Open Carry law which becomes effective Jan. 1. Laguna Vista Police Chief Tony David is hosting an informational meeting to answer citizen questions about…December 31, 2015In “News”Commission questions marathon preparationsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected]isabelsouthpadre.com South Padre Island City Manager Bill DiLibero visited the Port Isabel City Commission Tuesday to discuss ongoing preparations for the Run SPI Marathon, a Boston Marathon qualifying event which will take place on Friday, November 13. The marathon is scheduled to begin in…August 28, 2015In “News”Tensions rise at City meetingCity Secretary issue leads to divided discussion over salaries By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press [email protected] Even before the meeting could be called to order, a debate was already being waged inside the Port Isabel City Commission meeting room Monday. Earlier that afternoon, Interim City Manager Jared Hockema informed City…October 16, 2015In “News” By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre [email protected] Port Isabel City Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to prohibit the open carry of handguns during City meetings.The Commission deliberated the issue in the wake of state legislation which went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year which allows for the open carry of handguns. The law requires that handgun owners have a conceal carry license (CCL) in order to carry openly. Under the law, open carry can be prohibited by the placement of very specific signage. But, as City Manager Jared Hockema explained to the Commission, public entities cannot prohibit the carry of a firearm entirely.“If you were to pass this resolution, we would prohibit them, but only during meetings,” Hockema stressed. He added that residents have shared concerns about feeling unsafe.For Hockema, however, one pressing concern is a provision within the law that makes it difficult for law enforcement officers to determine whether or not a person is a licensed carrier.“You know that the law says you have to be licensed to wear it,” Hockema said to a resident who asked about the law. “But, there’s no way for us to ask them,” he said.“The problem is the officers don’t have a mechanism to (ask),” Hockema said.“Is there anyone in the audience that is not receptive to this?” asked Mayor Pro tem Martin C. Cantu.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

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Palembang Dapat Bantuan Mobil Listrik Hidrogen, Ini Dia Bedanya dengan Mobil Listrik Biasa!

first_imgMenurut Alex, jenis moda yang pertama kali hadir di Indonesia ini berbeda dengan EV lain yang baterainya harus diisi ulang selama berjam-jam lamanya – mobil listrik hidrogen ini hanya membutuhkan waktu pengisian daya beberapa menit saja untuk menempuh jarak yang sama dengan EV lainnya. Selain itu, Alex juga optimis Sumatera Selatan bisa menjadi pelopor dalam hal pengembangan energi terbarukan dengan menerapkan sistem transportasi yang ramah lingkungan tanpa emisi.“Kendaraan bisa memberikan udara yang bersih bagi masyarakat dan ketersediaan energi terbarukan yang memadai dan terjangkau. Karena sangat mendukung pengurangan polusi lingkungan,” ujar Alex. “Mobil listrik ini akan mendorong inisiatif serupa, dalam mewujudkan infrastruktur energi ramah lingkungan,” tandasnya.Ketua DPD Sumatera Selatan Partai Golkar ini juga mengatakan bahwa kendaraan serupa akan digunakan oleh Jepang pada Olimpiade 2020, “Namun kamu berinisiatif terlebih dahulu untuk menggunakan mobil listrik hidrogen,”Lebih lanjut, hadirnya mobil listrik hidrogen ini merupakan tindak lanjut dari rencana Pemprov Sumatera Selatan untuk menjadikan Kompleks Jakabaring Sport City (salah satu venue Asian Games 2018 di Palembang) sebagai kawasan hijau bebas polusi. “Kalau kendaraan berbahan bakar fosil tentunya tidak boleh masuk ke Jakabaring,” terang Alex dikutip dari sumber berbeda.Di sisi lain, Direktur PT Serba Dinamik Indonesia Nugroho Widiyantoro mengatakan perusahaannya sangat mendukung visi Sumatera Selatan dalam mewujudkan program energi hijau dan ramah lingkungan.“Kami siap berkolaborasi dengan penyedia teknologi terkemuka dunia termasuk dalam hal investasi, transfer teknologi, dan implementasi program. Upaya itu dapat membuka pintu bagi berbagai proyek energi ramah lingkungan di Indonesia, serta mendidik para insinyur menerapkan teknologi hidrogen di masa depan,” ujar Nugroho.Baca Juga: EMBATT, Baterai Mobil Yang Dapat Menempuh Jarak 1000 KmSecara keseluruhan, mobil listrik hidrogen memiliki kesamaan dengan mobil listrik biasa, yaitu sama-sama menggunakan mesin elektrik. Perbedaannya hanya terletak pada sumber tenaga yang dibutuhkan untuk menggerakan mesinnya. Jika mobil listrik mendapatkan tenaga dari baterai yang mampu menyimpan energi listrik, sedangkan mobil listrik hidrogen mendapatkan energi dari gas hidrogen yang telah melewati beberapa tahapan kimiawi dalam sebuah atau beberapa tabung bertekanan tinggi (700 bar).Seperti yang sudah disinggung oleh Alex di atas, kelebihan dari mobil listrik hidrogen ini adalah tidak membutuhkan waktu lama untuk melakukan pengisian daya. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedBus Tingkat Bertenaga Hidrogen Meriahkan Asian Games 201821/08/2018In “Bus dalam kota”BPTJ Siapkan Bus Gratis Bagi Tamu Asian Games 2018 di Jakarta dan Palembang07/08/2018In “Bus dalam kota”Sisi Lain Asian Games, Ajak Warga Kurangi Polusi dan Beralih ke Transportasi Umum21/08/2018In “Bus dalam kota” Sumber: bisnis.com Ini memang kali kedua Indonesia menjadi tuan rumah dari perhelatan Asian Games (1962 dan 2018), namun kali pertama bagi Tanah Air mendatangkan kendaraan bertenaga listrik hidrogen yang akan mendukung pesta olahraga Se-Asia tersebut. Diketahui, Pemprov Sumatera Selatan mendapatkan bantuan berupa dua buah mobil listrik hidrogen yang berasal dari Ecubes Arcola. Sama seperti Electric Vehicles (EV) lainnya, kendaraan ini pun digalang-galang bersih tanpa emisi alias ramah lingkungan.Baca Juga: Perangi Polusi, Australia Selatan Manfaatkan Energi Terbarukan dari HidrogenDilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari berbagai laman sumber, rencananya mobil futuristik ini akan melayani sejumlah tamu VIP yang hadir untuk perhelatan Asian Games 2018 di Palembang. “Mobil ini akan melayani tamu-tamu yang hadir nanti pada ajang event terbesar Asian Games di Kota Palembang,” ungkap Gubernur Sumatera Selatan, Alex Noerdin, dikutip dari laman liputan6.com (18/8/2018).last_img read more

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