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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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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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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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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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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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Rik Thomas
The future of Intelligent Transport Systems is co-operation, Alan Bristow, director of traffic at Transport for London, told the conference,... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester has voiced opposition to means testing the elderly’s entitlement to free travel on buses after reports that... continue
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Bus services across Somerset are to be cut over the coming months as the council seeks a further £3.3m of savings on its public transport... continue
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Andrew Forster
In announcing the Government’s decision to press ahead with plans for a high-speed rail network (HS2) last week, transport secretary Justine... continue
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Fujitsu has signed a collaboration agreement with Höft & Wessel, the IT and engineering group heavily involved in transport ticketing... continue
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Rik Thomas
A great deal of media coverage was given to the high cost of rail travel in late December/early January as the annual hike in rail fares kicked in.... continue
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The Competition Commission wants to see more multi-operator ticketing schemes, believing that these will reduce the barriers to entry and stimulate... continue
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The Government looks likely to change the formula used to calculate the grant paid to English local authorities for concessionary fares... continue
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Bus passengers in Worcestershire should be able to buy multi-operator bus tickets from next summer under a scheme being drawn up by Worcestershire... continue
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London boroughs will spend £317m on concessionary travel in the capital next year, a 7% rise on this year’s £296m bill. Borough... continue
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Councillors in Cambridgeshire this week agreed to retain free travel for concessionary passholders on Cambridge park-and-ride bus services. The... continue
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