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Local Transport Today
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London Councils has drafted new legislation to reform the way the concessionary fares regime operates in the capital. The two reforms will feature in... continue
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The number of concessionary  trips made on buses in Scotland  has fallen for the second successive year but the cost of the scheme has... continue
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People on Merseyside look likely to continue to benefit from free travel on buses from the age of 60 even though the Government is raising the age of... continue
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Andrew Forster
County councils fear they won’t receive sufficient Government grant to cover the cost of taking over concessionary fare responsibilities from... continue
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Trials of switching off traffic signals at junctions have generated opposition from mobility- and visually-impaired pedestrians. Keith Firth,... continue
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Portsmouth City Council has appointed consultant Integrated Transport Planning to manage the city’s concessionary fares scheme. Portsmouth... continue
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Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson has defended the decision to cut concessionary fare reimbursement to bus operators. The Government last... continue
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The Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership is to press for changes to the Scottish Government’s concessionary travel... continue
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Lee Baker
The Scottish Government should respond to a ‘£1bn plus’ cut in its budget by scrapping free long-distance trips for elderly and... continue
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Extending London's free bus travel for children and young adults to the rest of England would cost taxpayers between £1.14bn and £1.4bn a... continue
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Many Road junctions should be re-engineered to meet the needs of an increasingly elderly driving population, according to a report by the RAC... continue
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The total cost of concessionary fares in the capital in 2010/11 will be £265m according to London Councils. Boroughs will pay £251m to... continue
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Essex County Council has appointed concessionary fare specialist MCL to administer the concessionary fares scheme in its 12 constituent districts and... continue
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A researcher at the University of the West of England is exploring issues surrounding the decision by elderly people to give up driving. For further... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Shipp, Chairman & chief executive, EYMS Group Ltd
I was very disappointed, but not particularly surprised, to see James Dark referring to concessionary fares as a subsidy to the bus industry.... continue
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Jenny Jones
The story of London’s transport systems over the last decade has undoubtedly been an overall success; this is particularly true of the roads,... continue
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The High Court has rejected bus operators’ claims that they should be entitled to reimbursement of every concessionary passenger they carry.... continue
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The Scottish Government is to cut the reimbursement that bus operators receive for carrying concessionary passengers. The change takes effect from 1... continue
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Public Transport operator Go Ahead is eyeing local authority-run transport services as a potential new business area to enter. Go Ahead chief... continue
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