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Local Transport Today
In brief
Station travel plans and zonal public transport ticketing are among the vital measures to make public transport an attractive alternative to cars,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators in Oxford and South Yorkshire will launch co-ordinated timetables and joint ticketing schemes this month. In Oxford, Stagecoach and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Labour Party has pledged to offer free bus and train travel to all young people who stay in full-time education or training after the age of 1... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Baker - Local and regional transport minister, Department for Transport, Great Minster House, London SW1
Following your article regarding concessionary fare reimbursement (ibid) I want to stress that my Department has always made clear, in its... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton - Nottingham, NG1
I read with amazement your front page report that, with tacit DfT approval, Passenger Transport Executives have agreed with major bus operators... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
A new service that allows users to pay for small purchases using their mobile phones has been launched by financial services provider Barclaycard,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority was this week expected to delay a final decision on whether to pursue bus Quality Contracts, as... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT has called on the Competition Commission to consider developing a ‘sequential test’ of remedies to address competitive failings... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT this week welcomed the news that bus operators have only lodged 29 appeals against this year’s local authority concessionary fare... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The McNulty report on the structure of the UK’s rail industry generated an enormous amount of media coverage in the run up to its publication... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A small Scottish bus operator has withdrawn from the country’s national concessionary fares scheme because of a dispute with Transport Scotland... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The importance of local authority-bus operator relationships could help explain why operators do not always exploit their market power with high... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DFT’s new guidance on concessionary fares reimbursement in England removes any incentive for operators to increase commercial fares and... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Rolling out more multi-operator ticketing schemes and reforming the way  schemes are managed could encourage more bus operators into local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Multi-operator  ticketing schemes and Quality Contracts could become much more commonplace across Britain’s bus networks under industry... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A Scotland-wide smart and integrated ticket for public transport is still years away from being practical, consultants have told Transport Scotland.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Passenger transport executives and some local authorities will play a bigger role in the management of local rail services in England if, as... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Diane Bouzebiba, Head of Amadeus Rail, Sophia Antipolis, France
Much has been made about the use of mobile phone apps in the area of ticketing and payments. Whilst smartphone applications do indeed provide a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a guide to how bus operators can appeal against concessionary fares schemes set by travel concession authorities (TCAs). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport minister Norman Baker this week criticised local authorities that make deep cuts to their tendered bus service budgets. But he added that... continue
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