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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in England spent just over £1bn last year on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older people and the disabled, data... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has adjusted data in the calculator used by England’s travel concession authorities (TCAs) for working out concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Essex County Council is to negotiate with bus operators a new reimbursement scheme for carrying concessionary passholders based on a fixed cost but... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are to consult on introducing charges for concessionary passholders using park-and-ride... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A huge funding gap has emerged between how much councils in England spend on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
New research carried out for the Greener Journeys public transport lobby group by KPMG says that every £1 spent on free bus travel for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is seeking an adjudicator to review 12 bus operator appeals against this year’s reimbursement schemes set by travel concession... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government and Welsh bus operators have agreed payments for the Welsh scheme going forward at  a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A big rise in fare-paying adult bus passengers in Sheffield has outweighed losses in concessionary trips by older people and children, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has bowed to pressure from bus operators and announced a more generous reimbursement scheme for the carriage of concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission’s mobility and transport directorate is inviting tenders for a 12-month project, valued at €200,000, to explore... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
In his recent Viewpoint article, Giles Bailey challenges us to think about the transport provision we need for an ageing society (LTT 16 May). The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stagecoach is in talks with the Welsh Government over the reduction to bus operators’ reimbursement for concessionary travel that comes into... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Giles Bailey, Strategeeb Ltd
Our society is ageing. This should be a source of great pride to all of us as individuals as we are improving the health and well-being of a large... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach HAS given the Welsh Government another week to respond to a threatened Judicial Review of the decision to cut concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
STAGECOACH THIS week threatened to take legal action  against the Welsh Government  and Welsh local authorities over plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Local Government Association is calling on the Government to increase funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Municipally-owned Cardiff Bus has announced a programme of service reductions and fare rises, blaming them on the Welsh Government’s decision... continue
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