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Local Transport Today
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Transport for London’s plans for contactless bankcard ticketing need more scrutiny, the London Assembly’s transport committee said this... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Rik Thomas
Some people see dedicated smartcards as the future of transport ticketing, but not Peter Lee, business development manager at Suffolk County Council.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has ruled out extending the statutory concessionary fares scheme to community transport services. The House of Commons transport select... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The withdrawal of articulated bendy buses from London should eradicate £7m of lost  revenue from fare evaders, Transport for London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in West Yorkshire have reaffirmed their interest in becoming the first place in the country to implement bus Quality Contracts, despite... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Competition Commission’s proposed remedies for competitive failings in local bus markets risk a return to the days when bus services were... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
James Dark
The information and data revolution now sweeping across the passenger transport sector is set to have some radical consequences for both the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Train operating company CrossCountry has launched what it claims is the first mobile phone app that provides both real-time travel information across... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Trapeze has set itself to compete in the emerging market for combined ticket retailing and travel information services through the acquisition of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Changes to the local government formula grant system in England could help councils that face a shortfall in concessionary fares funding, transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Having concluded in May that a lack of competition characterises many local bus markets in Britain (outside London), the Competition Commission this... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
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