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Local Transport Today
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Mayor Boris Johnson has rejected calls to cut the cost of public transport travel in London in a dispute over fares with London Assembly members. The... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Peter Stonham
Decisions on transport projects and systems being made now face the major challenge of understanding and embracing a wave of major technological and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Norfolk County Council is calling on the Government to increase grant funding for concessionary fares reimbursement. Norfolk says this year’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Passenger numbers on the Leeds city centre shuttle bus service have more than halved since fares were introduced in April. Metro director general... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The bus industry scored a notable victory this week with the Competition Commission dropping bus franchising from the recommendations of its local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New research published by the Campaign for Better Transport claims that UK cities are among the most car dependent in Europe. The European Car... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Guardian transport blogger Dave Hill discussed the subject of road pricing on September 18. “Raising [public transport] fares…... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Transport secretary Philip Hammond landed himself in hot water with the media last week when he suggested that the UK’s railways are “a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Next January’s fare rises on London’s public transport networks are likely to push up the cost of the capital’s Freedom Pass for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Norfolk County Council has capped the cost of its concessionary fares reimbursement –  breaking the link between payments and passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseytravel this week launched its new ‘Walrus’ smartcard for public transport. The card will be rolled out in a phased approach over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Major cuts to bus services in Cornwall look likely after the council’s decision last week to slash concessionary fares reimbursement paid to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Many parts of Warwickshire have been left without an evening bus service following the county council’s complete withdrawal of subsidised... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
FirstGroup’s announcement that it will introduce contactless bankcard ticketing across its English bus fleet from 2012 is just the latest step... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The Government's decision to end the current, non-statutory arrangements whereby long-distance coach service operators in England can claim BSOG (bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
Eurostar, the high-speed passenger service linking the UK and mainland Europe, has launched a free mobile phone application allowing passengers to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
Transport for London has introduced a new facility for Oystercard pay-as-you-go customers who occasionally forget to touch out at the end of their... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire county councils have launched a tender for the supply of smartcards for transport and other services. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Many of the appeals brought by bus operators in England against this year’s concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements have been withdrawn... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of concessionary passholder trips made on buses on Merseyside has fallen 13% since the late 1980s, according to figures published by... continue
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