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Local Transport Today
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Local authorities in North East England hope to have a pay-as-you-go smartcard for public transport operational by “autumn/winter 2013”.... continue
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Three in running for TfL’s ticket contract Transport for London has shortlisted three bidders for the Electra contract to manage the... continue
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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Labour will devolve responsibility for commuter rail services across London and the South East to a new local authority body dubbed Rail South East... continue
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West Yorkshire has launched the MCard, a new smart ticket for travellers on bus and rail services in the conurbation. The ticketing is a joint... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council has published financial forecasts for the city’s first tram route, as well as for municipally-owned Lothian... continue
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The first attempt to apply cost-benefit analysis to England’s concessionary travel scheme has concluded that the benefits of free travel to... continue
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An interesting story lands on LTT’s desk concerning the leader of the UK Independence Party, Mr Nigel Farage. Apparently, according to The... continue
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Rik Thomas
The publication of the Office of Rail Regulation’s draft determination of how Network Rail will spend money to enhance the rail network in the... continue
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Wales saw the sharpest fall in bus passenger numbers of any part of Britain last year but passenger numbers were also down in England and Scotland.... continue
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Negotiations between the Welsh Government and bus operators are to get underway soon on reimbursement arrangements for concessionary travel from... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for Greater Manchester is to brand its new multi-modal smartcard for public transport in the conurbation ‘Get me there’.... continue
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Do you have an Oystercard tucked away in your wallet or purse with cash on it that hasn’t been used for months? If so, don’t worry,... continue
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Stagecoach recorded a 6.3% increase in revenues from its UK bus operations outside London last year but rising costs resulted in a lower operating... continue
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The Liverpool City Region authorities want the Government to legislate to give councils more flexibility on how the English National Concessionary... continue
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Pupils on school trips can now travel on the Emirates AirLine cable car in East London for just £1 return, Transport for London has announced.... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 16 MAY, The Liverpool Post castigated Merseytravel, the Integrated Transport Authority for Merseyside, over its now aborted attempt to invest in a... continue
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Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
In his otherwise excellent ‘Golcar Circular’ in LTT 3 May, Paul Salveson, like so many other politicians, misses one central point. For... continue
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ITS-based traffic management achieve benefit:cost ratios of 9:1 compared with 2.7:1 for new roads, says a new survey issued by UK transport... continue
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TRANSPORT FOR London has issued a tender for revenue collection services as part of its ‘Project Electra’ ticketing and fare collection... continue
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