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Can I get a refund if my train is cancelled due to the rail strikes?

Wednesday and Saturday’s national rail strikes - followed by more proposed for mid-August - will result in many cancelled and delayed journeys across the UK.Though much of London’s TfL network will operate as normal, large swathes of the UK will face heavy disruption, including no trains leaving Blackpool, Bournemouth or Portsmouth stations.On Wednesday 27 July, some 40,000 members of the RMT trade union will walk out for 24 hours.Network Rail has published a special timetable for Wednesday, with first trains departing at 7am and last trains at around 6.30pm. It estimates that only a fifth of usual train services...
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Palestinian workers forced to get off Israeli bus

An Israeli public transport firm has apologised after it was revealed that 50 Palestinian workers were forced to get off one of its buses. The incident happened in an ultra-Orthodox suburb of Tel Aviv after three Jewish passengers got on and refused to travel with Arabs on board. The bus...
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I always wondered when I was a kid why school buses don't have seat belts. Eight states including Arkansas, California, Florida, Louisiana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Texas have laws requiring the installation of seat belts on school buses. However, WWL TV reports:. In 1999, the Louisiana Legislature approved...
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National average gas price drops below $4 a gallon, but not California

Drivers nationwide were seeing some relief at the pump Tuesday morning. GasBuddy, a tech firm and fuel-pricing resource, reported Tuesday that the national average fell below $4 per gallon for the first time since early March. Tuesday’s average was $3.99 per gallon, down more than $1 from the record-high of $5.03 a gallon on June 14.
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AAA: National average of gas is now $4 per gallon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Gas prices are still falling. According to AAA, the national average of gas is now $4 per gallon.That's almost a dollar cheaper than in June when prices peaked. There could be more relief on the way for the pain at the pump. The head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy said he expects the national average to drop below the $4 mark within days. 
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Gas prices are going down. See prices in Oklahoma.

Regional gas prices fell for the eighth consecutive week and reached an average of $3.85 per gallon of regular fuel on Monday, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average fuel price in the Midwest region has fallen about 75 cents since last month. According to the EIA, gas...
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Oil prices dip after industry data shows U.S. crude stockpiles rising

Oil prices edged lower on Wednesday, after industry data showed U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly rose last week, signaling a potential hiccup in demand. U.S. crude stocks rose by about 2.2 million barrels for the week ended Aug. 5, according to market sources citing American Petroleum Institute figures. Analysts had forecast a small 400,000-barrel drop in crude inventories.
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Supermarkets not passing on lower fuel price - RAC

Supermarkets are not cutting fuel prices by as much as they should do to match the "significant" drop in the cost of wholesale fuel, the RAC has said. The motoring group said the gap between pump prices and wholesale prices was the widest in almost a decade. The price of...
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Richard Shelby announces $27 million for Alabama in transportation grants

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Gas prices keep falling, but Americans still feel inflation’s bite

The pace of price growth is cooling, with data released by the Labor Department on Wednesday showing that U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in July. Gas prices are a big part of the reason why, as they’ve dropped roughly 20% from a peak reached following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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Baker: MBTA must prove it doesn't need federal takeover

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker does not want federal transit officials to take over the MBTA while the agency works through a litany of emergency safety fixes and service closures. The latest: Instead of the feds putting the T into a kind of receivership to directly control the agency's repairs, Baker...
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Arriva North West offer leaves striking drivers no choice - union

A bus firm's latest offer to drivers taking industrial action over pay gave them "no choice but to strike", a union has said. GMB and Unite members have been on strike at Arriva North West since walking out in July, which has impacted services across North-West England. GMB regional organiser...
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USA Pump Prices Slump Toward $4 a Gallon

Pump prices in the US are on the cusp of falling below $4 a gallon for the first time since early March, slowing inflation growth. Pulled lower by sinking oil prices and a slowdown in summertime demand, the average domestic retail price for regular gasoline hit $4.01 a gallon overnight after more than eight straight weeks of declines, according to data from auto club AAA. The advance in the consumer price index decelerated last month, cooling from a 9% rise in June when fuel prices hit multiple record highs.
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Train strikes: All the rail walkout dates happening this summer

The summer of travel discontent continues, with train strikes this week and more planned for August aimed at causing maximum disruption.The industrial action involves different unions on different dates, meaning different lines and networks are affected.Here’s every train and Tube staff walkout we know about so far.Saturday 30 JulyWho is striking?Train drivers belonging to the Aslef union, who work for Greater Anglia, GWR, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground (Arriva Rail London), Southeastern or West Midlands Trains.Schedules from the train operators who are involved are likely to be severely disrupted. But because Network Rail signallers will not be striking, other...
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