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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus passengers are not that sensitive to rises in fares – at least in the short-run – according to analysis published by the Competition... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Adam Simmons is leaving his post as the DfT’s head of travel concessions. The Department’s concessionary travel team is being re-absorbed... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The first bus quality partnership scheme (QPS) to include maximum fares looks likely to be implemented in April. The West of England Partnership... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Cornwall have dropped cost-cutting plans that could have seen every evening bus service withdrawn. Cornwall had proposed saving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Minister Norman Baker has voiced displeasure with the DfT’s failure to publish the final concessionary fares reimbursement guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has changed its concessionary fares reimbursement guidance in response to bus operator fears that the draft guidance would undermine the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A Community group in Bristol was due to pilot a free city centre bus service this weekend ahead of a proposed full-scale service being launched next... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The high cost to the taxpayer of Britain’s regional rail network was highlighted this week as the DfT published the interim findings of Sir Roy... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham
Your feature on proposed bus Quality Contracts for West Yorkshire was very fair and well balanced, but ignored ‘the elephant in the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd, Reading RG1
Many colleagues will share the concerns about current concessionary travel policy expressed by John Bates at the concessionary travel conference... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
as delegates at LTT’s concessionary fares conference earlier this month exchanged fears about the consequences of the DfT’s new... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tim Larner, Strata Consultants, Harrogate
Your lead story headline in the last issue – ‘Rewrite reimbursement guidance or lose bus services, DfT warned’ – is suitably... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Young people in part of the Lake District are to receive cut-price bus travel under a deal funded by Cumbria County Council. People aged 5-18 living... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro is in discussion with bus operators over plans to use smartcard data to help calculate the reimbursement to be paid for carrying concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT's new reimbursement  guidance for concessionary fares could particularly harm rural bus services in Northern England, local authority... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Business Leaders in the capital are urging Boris Johnson to cut bus subsidy and consider selling off parts of the capital’s transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
England's Concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and disabled was facing renewed turmoil this week as travel concession authorities (TCAs) found... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
It is hard to know what to make of the Government’s forthcoming reforms to concessionary fares policy, except that they are unlikely to end... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Travel Concession Authorities (TCAs) need not include too much detail about their reimbursement arrangements when they publish their schemes for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Smartcards have significantly reduced the cost to taxpayers of Scotland’s concessionary fares scheme by improving the accuracy of... continue
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