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Local Transport Today
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Councils in England spent just over £1bn last year on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older people and the disabled, data... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus operators are not legally required to make passengers give way to wheelchair users, the Court of Appeal has ruled.  Wheelchair user Doug... continue
Local Transport Today
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Patrick McDonnell
A court ruling that bus operators are not legally required to make parents with buggies give way to wheelchair users could impact on disabled... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has adjusted data in the calculator used by England’s travel concession authorities (TCAs) for working out concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
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South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are to consult on introducing charges for concessionary passholders using park-and-ride... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A huge funding gap has emerged between how much councils in England spend on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended Network Rail’s practice of replacing some footbridges over railway lines on a like-for-like... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport planners and urban designers must give more thought to the needs of mobility scooter users, according to a new report for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
New research carried out for the Greener Journeys public transport lobby group by KPMG says that every £1 spent on free bus travel for older... continue
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The Welsh Government has bowed to pressure from bus operators and announced a more generous reimbursement scheme for the carriage of concessionary... continue
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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
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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
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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
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