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A Scotland-wide smart and integrated ticket for public transport is still years away from being practical, consultants have told Transport Scotland.... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has announced that it is to participate in a joint venture with a market-leading smart technology firm, Ecebs... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ian Crawford - Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol
In the supplement contained in a recent edition of LTT, Peter Mann from Bristol City Council refers to Bristol as “a city village”. We at... continue
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Monitor
Rail travellers queueing at stations to buy paper tickets could soon be a thing of the past after Masabi, a developer of mobile ticketing technology... continue
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News
Transport Scotland will have to find a new supplier of its new asset management system for the country’s concessionary travel scheme after the... continue
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In brief
Transport for London’s bus subsidy is forecast to be £387m this year – about £150m below the level predicted two years’... continue
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Regular news
METRO, THE West Yorkshire PTE, has given bus operators until the middle of next month to submit their offer of how integrated ticketing could be... continue
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Regular news
Councillors in Derbyshire have approved plans to cut £3.1m from the council’s annual £7.2m budget for bus services, discretionary... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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