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Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Regular news
FirstGroup is reviewing its bus fares policy in the Bristol area in response to public pressure. FirstGroup, the area’s major operator, said... continue
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Regular news
Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is bracing itself for difficult negotiations with bus operators over the next concessionary... continue
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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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Regular news
The Scottish Government this week rejected the City of Edinburgh Council’s request that the Government fund concessionary travel on the... continue
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News
Confidex has won the £400,000 job to supply contactless paper tickets on the Glasgow Subway for the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. The... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
WILL JUDGE is quite adamant that the future of transport ticketing is the contactless bankcard and that the days of the dedicated transport... continue
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Media monitor
“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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
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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Media monitor
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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