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Local Transport Today
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Bus fare revenues captured through a Quality Contract or innovative partnership could part-fund a £1bn-plus transport infrastructure fund for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A number of ‘smart’ ticketing projects in the West of England are being held up because of problems with FirstGroup’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Public transport users will soon be able to top-up their smartcard tickets at retailers, under a deal between smart ticketing company, Ecebs, and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has released guidance to help local transport authorities in England set up, or improve, multi-operator ticketing schemes for bus and other... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The South East of England is to be a testbed for new forms of ‘smart’ rail ticketing. The proposal is outlined in the DfT’s new... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A major shake-up to the way the DfT provides support to the bus industry in England was signalled last week with the publication of new guidance on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stagecoach is offering half-price travel for holders of a JobCentreplus travel discount card. The six-month trial will operate across... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has awarded Norfolk County Council up to £2.5m to develop a county-wide smartcard ticketing system for buses. The funding will... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
PAUL TREADWELL, FWT’s sales and marketing director, does not portray the UK as the font of all wisdom compared with the USA when it comes to... continue
Local Transport Today
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“German commuters are in luck: they will soon enjoy the opportunity to experience a rail route run by a British operator,” The Guardian... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Traffic Commissioner this week ordered bus operator Arriva to give passengers on two routes in Derby free evening travel for a year as a penalty... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Scotland’s adults are having to pay higher bus fares because of the way the country’s national concessionary fares scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Bristol BS6
I wonder how many readers laughed on reading “Bristol bus fare review” (LTT 08 Feb). My job-seeking Spanish friend laughed. She compares... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Government is trialling its new GoCymru smartcard for bus travel in Wrexham and Bangor ahead of a nationwide roll-out from April. The cards... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
The Guardian is of course right in advocating that use of smart cards on public transport should be promoted by local authorities (‘Guardian... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
I was interested to see the two-page spread that was devoted to the ‘Man from MasterCard’ promoting the use of his product as an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is cutting the reimbursement rate bus operators receive for carrying concessionary passholders – but with transitional... continue
Local Transport Today
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FirstGroup is reviewing its bus fares policy in the Bristol area in response to public pressure. FirstGroup, the area’s major operator, said... continue
Local Transport Today
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Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is bracing itself for difficult negotiations with bus operators over the next concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Suffolk County Council plans to launch a smartcard giving 16-19 year olds 25% off adult fares on local bus services. The ‘Endeavour card’... continue
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