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Local Transport Today
In brief
London mayor Boris Johnson is restoring the right of Londoners over 60 to free travel on public transport in the capital from 1 November.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council has approved investigations of both bus Quality Contracts and a partnership agreement with operators in an effort to improve the... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Burch, Chair, West of England Bus Operators Association (WEBOA) Bristol
We have seen a lot of press coverage in recent weeks about bus services in Bristol and how these should be improved (‘BRT and QCs feature in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Russell McCullagh, Ecebs
The evolution of technology over the last 20 years has been nothing short of phenomenal. We have seen smartcards enter common usage and the internet... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
by Rik Thomas
Transport for Greater Manchester’s plan to introduce smartcard ticketing on its public transport network is by no means the only... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
by Rik Thomas
The views of transport minister Norman Baker received a large amount of publicity in the run-up to the Liberal Democrats’ annual party... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A?FIFTH?of fare-paying bus passengers in Tyne and Wear would pay higher fares if  Nexus’s current plans for bus Quality Contracts were... continue
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FURTHER?CUTS to concessionary fares grant and a failure to reform the way the grant is distributed will make the statutory free bus travel scheme for... continue
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The Scottish Government is to increase spending on roads and railways but cut spending on buses over the next two years, according to the draft... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester this week set out its plans to implement smart ticketing across public transport in the conurbation. The plan will... continue
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Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Lindsay Robertson
Smart ticketing is strongly supported by the Department for Transport, which has as one of its aims “delivering, with operators and public... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
The latest escalation of busway success is, in part, because a number of key technologies have been used to ensure that guided bus routes are... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Concessionary bus pass holders are to receive a third off off-peak rail travel on two lines in South West England in a 12-month trial launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in the West of England have launched a multi-operator day ticket. The AvonRider travelcard can be purchased on buses at a cost of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Norfolk have cut fares by 30% for 16-19 year olds under a deal brokered by Norfolk County Council, as part of its £2.6m Better... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council has scrapped its free bus travel scheme for under 18s, replacing it with a 30p flat fare. The free travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The announcement of the amount by which train operating companies will be allowed to increase rail fares in January 2013 attracted the traditional... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
Lee Baker
The Government has claimed that it can secure more investment from the private sector with longer, more flexible franchises and the 13 year, four... continue
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Regular news
Transport secretary Justine Greening is lobbying Chancellor George Osborne to  authorise waiving the coalition Government’s policy of... continue
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