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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
Main editorial comment
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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
You report the cut in the reimbursement rate for carrying free of charge Welsh ‘Seniors’ on buses in the principality (‘Anger at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in the West Midlands have approved £9.7m of cuts to the levy paid by the seven districts to Centro. The levy will reduce to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Welsh Bus operators have responded angrily to the Welsh Government’s decision to cut concessionary fares reimbursement by about £8m next... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus service withdrawals, higher fares and staff cuts are among the ways South Yorkshire PTE plans to cope with a 9.7% cut to its budget from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Assembly is calling on Transport for London to increase the amount of time pedestrians have to cross the road. Transport for London... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
John W E Helm
Hidden behind the headline grabbing figures on road traffic growth, accident casualties and public transport use in the latest DfT Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tendered bus services, concessionary fares and dial-a-ride public transport in the West Midlands conurbation are all under threat as leaders of the... continue
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