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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The West Yorkshire region has been looking hard at the introduction of smartcard public transport ticketing for some 10-15 years, John Henkel, acting... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
THE BUS industry’s efforts to head-off the threat of bus franchising by offering inter-operable ‘smart’ tickets have been given... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
The fare-paying rail passenger continues to shoulder an increasing proportion of the full cost of his or her ticket, while the proportion funded by... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has struck a £414m two-year deal with bus operators for the  country’s concessionary travel scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority is planning a £1.6m cut to bus operator reimbursement for the mandatory concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup is to continue making inflationary increases to bus fares despite the sharp fall in the price of oil. In a trading update for the third... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Government support for bus operators in Britain has been cut by £508m (15.7%) since 2010/11, according to the latest study by industry analysts... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Wakeland has been appointed general manager of ITSO Ltd, the DfT supported membership organisation that develops the national specification for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Arriva Trains Wales is offering concessionary bus pass holders a third off rail travel on the Cardiff and Valley Lines rail network after 9.30am on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Derby city and Derbyshire county councils look to be going separate ways on a public transport discount card for young people. The b_line card... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Political leaders in South Yorkshire are to meet with the area’s bus operators to discuss proposals for enhanced bus services following the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Public transport information centres in South Yorkshire are to close as part of the latest round of cost-cutting by South Yorkshire Passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The annual introduction of increased rail fares, even though the average increase for the fares that are regulated by the Government was a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has dropped plans to trial flexible rail ticketing on a London commuter route. The idea was to offer tickets that suited changing patterns of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oyster-style smart ticketing on all local bus services should be delivered in Sheffield, in a city deal announced by Nick Clegg, the deputy prime... continue
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
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