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Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I have difficulties with the Government’s proposals regarding Bus Services Operating Grant (BSOG) (‘DfT strikes ringfencing deal for... continue
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Regular news
A new means of enabling the remote delivery of transport tickets over the internet and mobile phone systems, Paragon RTD (remote ticket download),... continue
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One in eight mobile phone users in North America and Western Europe will be using near field communication (NFC) phones as a rail or bus ticket by... continue
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The Government this week endorsed almost all the Competition Commission’s remedies for encouraging more competition in local bus markets but... continue
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Ken Livingstone this week pledged to oppose the Government’s HS2 route in London and cancel Boris Johnson’s New Bus for London project if... continue
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In brief
Centro is inviting consultants to bid for a place on smartcard consultancy frameworks. There are three separate lots covering: smartcard consultancy;... continue
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People/people
Michael Leach has left his post as chief executive of ITSO to become managing director of business and information technology consultant MAJL Ltd.... continue
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New shoulder peak fares and higher peak fares could be introduced to reduce the pressure for major rail capacity enhancements to meet peak hour... continue
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Dutch-style cycle hire facilities are to be set up at 50 stations in England under plans to get more rail passengers to complete their journeys by... continue
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In brief
Councillors in Norfolk have agreed a two-year deal with bus operators for concessionary travel re-imbursement. The county plans to pay operators... continue
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“With the NHS ‘reforms’ in full swing, the failures of rail privatisation provide important lessons,” political journalist... continue
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London mayor Boris Johnson has pledged to reduce the age at which Londoners become eligible for free public transport to 60 if he is re-elected in... continue
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In brief
New fare and ticketing initiatives could be trialled in the new Essex Thameside franchise covering the lines from London Fenchurch Street to Southend... continue
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The Scottish Government is pressing ahead with a review of the reimbursement rate paid to bus operators for concessionary travel despite operator... continue
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Dutch state-owned transport operator Abellio has estimated that as many as 10% of passengers on its new Greater Anglia franchise are travelling... continue
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Secondary stories
Bus operators in Scotland and Wales are set to lose a major chunk of income from 1 April as the governments cut back Bus Service Operators Grant... continue
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In brief
London has the highest urban bus fares of any British region, according to a survey by consultant the TAS Partnership. TAS Fares Survey is available... continue
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West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority has given bus operators until March to come forward with final proposals to avert Quality... continue
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The DfT this week played down the likelihood of Cornwall Council being given permission to introduce a flat rate charge for concessionary travel on... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to introduce evening peak restrictions on concessionary travel for local rail services as part of plans to... continue
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