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Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has rejected the London Assembly’s call for pedestrians to be given more time to cross the road at signal-controlled... continue
Local Transport Today
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A cycling website has hit back at charity Guide Dogs over claims that a quarter of London guide dogs have been hit by cyclists, and 70% of guide dog... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT is seeking an adjudicator to review 12 bus operator appeals against this year’s reimbursement schemes set by travel concession... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government and Welsh bus operators have agreed payments for the Welsh scheme going forward at  a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs want a large-scale pilot of a 'total transport' scheme where different transport budgets held by health, social services, transport and other... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A big rise in fare-paying adult bus passengers in Sheffield has outweighed losses in concessionary trips by older people and children, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has bowed to pressure from bus operators and announced a more generous reimbursement scheme for the carriage of concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
In his recent Viewpoint article, Giles Bailey challenges us to think about the transport provision we need for an ageing society (LTT 16 May). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Rail passengers in the North of England could face higher fares, frequency reductions on some lightly-used lines and stations, and lower staffing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
A t the moment nowhere in the world is it legal to travel from A to B in a road vehicle that doesn’t have someone who is at least nominally in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Only 14 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities make references to improving transport for disabled people in their equality outcome statements,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stagecoach is in talks with the Welsh Government over the reduction to bus operators’ reimbursement for concessionary travel that comes into... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Giles Bailey, Strategeeb Ltd
Our society is ageing. This should be a source of great pride to all of us as individuals as we are improving the health and well-being of a large... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Malcolm Bulpitt
Thanks to our Government’s desire for a major vanity project this country appears to be heading towards the expenditure of a huge sum of money... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach is to cut its bus fleet in South Wales by 10% from mid-July, blaming the decision on the Welsh Government’s bus spending... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Forty-two railway stations across Britain are to share £100m to improve accessibility for disabled passengers, rail minister Baroness Kramer... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councillors in Solihull are being urged to drop plans to replace signal-controlled pedestrian crossings with informal courtesy crossings as part of a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Five rail stations in Wales are to benefit from £12m of access improvements for the mobility impaired through the installation of facilities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach HAS given the Welsh Government another week to respond to a threatened Judicial Review of the decision to cut concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
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