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Local Transport Today
In brief
Essex County Council has appointed concessionary fare specialist MCL to administer the concessionary fares scheme in its 12 constituent districts and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The High Court has rejected bus operators’ claims that they should be entitled to reimbursement of every concessionary passenger they carry.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is to cut the reimbursement that bus operators receive for carrying concessionary passengers. The change takes effect from 1... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE DFT is to cut London’s concessionary fares special grant next year by an even larger amount than proposed in a consultation last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
District councils in Leicestershire have voiced concern that the Government’s plan to transfer responsibility for concessionary fares to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The growth in the number of elderly and disabled concessionary trips made on buses in South Yorkshire may have come to a halt, according to data... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Northumberland County Council is to change the way it reimburses bus operators for concessionary fares to prevent a possible legal... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government is to review the concessionary fares reimbursement paid to bus operators every three months in an effort to control... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London politicians are urging ministers to scrap plans to cut the capital’s share of the special grant for the statutory concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is planning a major change to the way concessionary fares reimbursement is calculated in England in an effort to bring an end to the often... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils this week attacked the Association of Train Operating Companies for planning to increase the cost of transporting Freedom Pass... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London boroughs look set to be the big losers under the DfT’s plan for an emergency revision to the way the special grant for concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Adrian Hetherington, Bedminster, Bristol
Party conference season is over for the year. All three of the big ‘boys’ highlighted that there are difficult financial times ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson can sometimes ramble when talking about policy matters, but the Mayor of London has just become one of the most senior politicians in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government is budgeting to make £9m of savings in local transport revenue spending next year – largely by reducing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week sought to  play down a Local Government Association report warning that a major funding gap in concessionary fares support... continue
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