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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
You report the cut in the reimbursement rate for carrying free of charge Welsh ‘Seniors’ on buses in the principality (‘Anger at... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government says in its draft child poverty strategy that high transport costs "can make it harder to get to work and to stay in work," as it vows... continue
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Regular news
Councillors in the West Midlands have approved £9.7m of cuts to the levy paid by the seven districts to Centro. The levy will reduce to... continue
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Secondary stories
Welsh Bus operators have responded angrily to the Welsh Government’s decision to cut concessionary fares reimbursement by about £8m next... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London is preparing a new vision for how the car club sector could play a bigger role in meeting the capital’s travel... continue
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Main editorial comment
  It’s difficult to know what to make of the Office of National Statistics’ findings on how commuting affects personal well-being.... continue
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Regular news
Bus service withdrawals, higher fares and staff cuts are among the ways South Yorkshire PTE plans to cope with a 9.7% cut to its budget from... continue
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Regular news
Fare income on Transport for London’s cable car, the Emirates Airline, was 35% lower than predicted in the second quarter of 2013/14, figures... continue
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In brief
London buses are to go cashless from the middle of this year, Transport for London has announced. Cash fares currently make up 1% of all bus... continue
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In brief
Local authorities in the Cheshire area are cutting how much reimbursement they pay bus operators for concessionary travel. Cheshire East, Cheshire... continue
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In brief
A multi-operator bus ticket has been launched in Hemel Hempstead in a partnership between bus operators, Hertfordshire County Council and Dacorum... continue
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In brief
Northern Ireland’s transport minister Danny Kennedy has announced a freeze on bus and rail fares in 2014. Bus fares were expected to rise by 3%... continue
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News extra
John W E Helm
Hidden behind the headline grabbing figures on road traffic growth, accident casualties and public transport use in the latest DfT Transport... continue
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People/people
David Hytch, Transport for Greater Manchester’s information systems director, has left the organisation. In a statement, Hytch said: “I... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Welsh Government and bus operators were this week trying to finalise an agreement on revised concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements,... continue
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In brief
Andrew Forster
Kent County Council is to cut the benefits of its unique Freedom Pass scheme, which currently allows 11-16 year olds unlimited travel on buses in the... continue
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Regular news
The Chancellor has frozen fuel duty for the rest of the Parliament and pegged January’s increase in regulated rail fares in most of England to... continue
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In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Leeds and Bradford from 5 January. In Leeds, the £3.90 off-peak day ticket will be valid all-day... continue
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News
Consultant Atkins has won a £150,000 contract from the DfT to value the benefits of implementing ‘smart’ ticketing technology and... continue
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Regular news
The number of bus passengers carried by operators participating in the Sheffield Bus Partnership grew 1.1% in the partnership’s first year,... continue
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