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Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Hytch, Transport for Greater Manchester’s information systems director, has left the organisation. In a statement, Hytch said: “I... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
News
Consultant Atkins has won a £150,000 contract from the DfT to value the benefits of implementing ‘smart’ ticketing technology and... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I was disappointed that nobody from Nottingham City Council has responded to my letter which appeared in LTT 1 November regarding what the local... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
Tourist-friendly trains and patronage targets for rural lines, and strict controls of regulated fares are among the eye-catching features of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tendered bus services, concessionary fares and dial-a-ride public transport in the West Midlands conurbation are all under threat as leaders of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liberal Democrats are urging Transport for London to rethink the operating strategy for the capital’s cable car because of disappointing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Essex County Council plans to negotiate a new fixed cost concessionary fares reimbursement scheme with bus operators. Although the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseyrail passengers can now use contactless payment cards for travel. The system currently accepts MasterCard and VISA, with American Express... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gateshead Council has endorsed Nexus’s bus Quality Contract plans for Tyne and Wear despite concerns that many council residents will end up... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
On page 5 of the last issue you carry the seemingly good news that my home city, Nottingham, is to get £11.3m in Better Bus Area funding.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has kicked the introduction of flexible rail season tickets into the long grass, saying they are unaffordable for taxpayers.  Flexible... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council is expanding and extending its free bus travel scheme for young people. The council introduced a scheme last December... continue
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