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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport has made £2.2m of funding available to the West of England authorities to support the development of integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseytravel is finalising a four-year concessionary fares reimbursement deal with the conurbation’s biggest bus operators that will give... continue
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Detail
Ecebs has been awarded a £2m five-year contract by Transport Scotland to supply multi-modal back office technology to administer... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Two issues ago you reported on Julian Glover’s recent opinion piece in The Guardian proposing the scrapping of concessionary bus fares for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
When Transport for London unveiled its plans for contactless bankcard ticketing across its bus and rail networks at the end of last month, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Tiny changes to the parameters in the DfT’s concessionary fares reimbursement calculator can have major impacts on the reimbursement bill faced... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Go Ahead Group has claimed that it will suffer virtually no decrease in concessionary fare payments from councils in the coming year because local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many Travel concession authorities (TCAs) in England have chosen not to use the DfT’s guidance for calculating concessionary fares... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Nexus has launched a new smartcard for Metro and bus travel in Tyne and Wear. The PTE this month started issuing the ‘Pop cards’ to... continue
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News
National Express Group is considering large increases to bus fares as part of its objective of achieving industry leading profit margins. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Passengers will be able to use contactless bank or credit cards for pay-as-you-go travel on all of London’s transport network by the end of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The convenience of  London’s Oyster smartcard is generating many additional public transport trips, according to research by Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is calling on the Scottish Parliament to give local authorities and regional transport partnerships the power... continue
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In brief
Young people in Staffordshire will  benefit from cheaper bus travel under a new concessionary travel scheme approved by the county council.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is to shed 100 jobs as part of a programme to deliver nearly £45m of cost savings over the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay, Glasgow
Further to Anthony Lambert’s comments, I see a clear and prescient need for some MPs to ask Parliamentary Questions on the rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
When Philip Hammond settled into  the transport hotseat at Great Minster House last May, one of the first welcome letters he received was from... continue
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Regular news
The delivery of bus rapid transit in Belfast and reforms to public transport regulation across Northern Ireland have been delayed. Last month’s... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On February 7 Guardian commentator Julian Glover devoted his column to a detailed analysis of the Government’s concessionary fare scheme for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils has reached agreement with the Association of Train Operating Companies on a four-year deal for concessionary travel on rail services... continue
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