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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Panel session that brought the conference to a close turned into a fascinating ding-dong between supporters of the free fares policy and those... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus operator Arriva is seeking answers to why researchers significantly reduced the concessionary fares reimbursement rates between their draft... continue
Local Transport Today
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Travel Concession?Authorities (TCAs) could face hefty claims from operators for additional cost payments for carrying concessionary passholders under... continue
Local Transport Today
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Changes to concessionary fares reimbursement in England from April next year could have a devastating impact on the economics of bus services,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Chris Greaves has a vision for bus services in West Yorkshire. “When I use buses in London, they’re all red but they’ve all got the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is being urged to make major changes to its concessionary fares reimbursement guidance – or risk seeing bus services axed across much... continue
Local Transport Today
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National Media coverage of the transport aspects of the Government’s recent Comprehensive Spending Review was dominated by the prospect of rail... continue
Local Transport Today
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West Yorkshire's largest bus operator has proposed a package of improvements that it hopes will help persuade West Yorkshire Integrated Transport... continue
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Bus Operators on Merseyside have agreed to co-ordinate timetables on a busy corridor as part of a partnership being led by Merseytravel. Operators... continue
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In brief
Smartcard ticketing schemes have been launched in three more parts of the country. Municipally-owned Cardiff Bus has just launched the IFF Card.... continue
Local Transport Today
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‘SMART’ bus ticketing in the south-west of England has moved a step closer with the launch of a local authority/bus industry ‘not... continue
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The release of national transport datasets for reuse in trip-planning applications has prompted calls for an overhaul of the “cumbersome”... continue
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A UK-wide Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) smartcard ticketing system could be in operation on bus services within two years, according to a ticketing... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus operator First Group is in talks with the West of England Partnership authorities over their plan to specify maximum fares and minimum... continue
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Audit Scotland has urged ministers to look at ways of cutting the cost of the nation’s free bus travel scheme for the elderly and disabled.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Cuts to concessionary travel, higher motoring taxes and more spending on travel behaviour change policies have been recommended by the Commission for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Changes to concessionary travel reimbursement could lead to bus services being cut and fare rises, the DfT has admitted. The Department has launched... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
One of the Labour Government’s most popular transport policies was the introduction of free off-peak bus travel for the elderly and disabled.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton
For seniors living in rural areas better served by train than by bus, the senior citizens railcard is not a fair substitute for a bus pass (Letters... continue
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