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Well done to the UK government for its progress in beating the Y2K bug on public transport. The plan to zap the Millennium Bug is on target for "all key sectors of the UK infrastructure -– road, sea, rail and air", according to a statement today. There should be no hiccups (official), and even Glenda Jackson, Transport Minister, announced she was pleased with the progress. "It is vital that transport services are maintained to customers over the millennium period. "Everybody responsible, including my Department, will continue working hard to ensure that it will be business as usual," Jackson reassured all those who had ever doubted the nation's transport punctuality promises. Our governing body has even spent time colour-coding all stages of Y2K compliancy as follows: Blue Assessment has identified no risks of material disruption. Amber Some risk of material disruption but agreed containment plan to rectify shortcomings. Red Severe risk of material disruption. Timely rectification may not be possible White Unable to form assessment with present level of information. We were only slightly perturbed to see that beloved institution, The London Underground, was sitting at the Amber light. Still, as most of the tube seems stuck in the 19th Century, chances are the system won't even notice the Millennium change-over... ®

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