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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
The Government is opening the country’s road network up for the testing of driverless vehicles in an effort to win a big slice of the research... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has struck a £414m two-year deal with bus operators for the  country’s concessionary travel scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority is planning a £1.6m cut to bus operator reimbursement for the mandatory concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Government support for bus operators in Britain has been cut by £508m (15.7%) since 2010/11, according to the latest study by industry analysts... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Richard Cuerden has been appointed chair of the vehicle design working party of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
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