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Local Transport Today
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“Intelligent travel systems such as ‘pay-and-wave’ technology could help solve traffic congestion and reduce council budgets... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shrewsbury SY2
For some reason train operators seem to be making it increasingly unattractive to travel on longer journeys. Firstly, trains are stopping a lot more... continue
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What salary does someone need to earn in order to become entitled to First Class rail travel? We imagine there must be heated debate about this very... continue
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Regular news
Parkeon Transit has been awarded the contract to provide the ticketing system for the Edinburgh tram. The contract includes the supply and... continue
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News
Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth and Southampton city councils are to procure a joint back office function to manage concessionary fares and... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester wants the Government to fund reduced public transport fares for young people, particularly those undergoing... continue
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Rik Thomas
The implimentation of above-inflation increases to many train fares in early January provoked what has become a predictable annual burst of outrage... continue
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Regular news
Travel concession authorities in England outside London cut expenditure on concessionary travel by 5% in real terms in 2011/12, according to ... continue
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Northern Ireland’s state public transport operator Translink is seeking advice on a next generation ‘smart’ ticketing system. The... continue
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London bus passengers can now pay for travel using contactless debit, credit or charge cards. Passengers swiping their American Express, MasterCard... continue
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In brief
London boroughs will spend £332m next year on concessionary fares reimbursement and administration, a 5% rise on this year’s expenditure.... continue
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In brief
Jobseekers across much of Britain will be able to travel free of charge on bus services in January under an initiative between bus operators and Job... continue
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In brief
The DfT has no plans to use legislation to set the age when young people start paying adult public transport fares. “We do not plan to enforce... continue
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Regular news
Bus operators in Leeds have launched a pilot inter-operator ticketing initiative. FirstGroup, Centrebus and Transdev will accept each other’s... continue
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Lee Baker
Go-Ahead said it was on track to meet its target to increase bus operating profit to £100m as it released six month results to December showing... continue
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On 28 November The Independent debated the pros and cons of travel on public transport networks being provided for free. After noting that from 1... continue
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Regular news
Government underfunding of England’s national concessionary fares scheme could force transport authorities to make further cuts to tendered... continue
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News
INIT has received two orders to provide integrated ticketing solutions in Nottingham. INIT is to update the ticketing system it provides for bus... continue
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News
Hull-based telecoms firm KCom’s consulting division has won the contract to design, build and manage the ticket sales system for the rail... continue
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Bus mileage on services financially supported by local authorities in England outside London fell 9.3% last year as councils cut budgets. The... continue
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