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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
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government this week rejected the City of Edinburgh Council’s request that the Government fund concessionary travel on the... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“Intelligent travel systems such as ‘pay-and-wave’ technology could help solve traffic congestion and reduce council budgets... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester wants the Government to fund reduced public transport fares for young people, particularly those undergoing... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Northern Ireland’s state public transport operator Translink is seeking advice on a next generation ‘smart’ ticketing system. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London bus passengers can now pay for travel using contactless debit, credit or charge cards. Passengers swiping their American Express, MasterCard... continue
Local Transport Today
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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