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Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Passengers will be able to make most public transport journeys in England with smart ticketing technologies such as smartcards or mobile phones... continue
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News
JMP has captured the contract to assist in the running of Hampshire’s concessionary fares scheme from dominant shire counties provider MCL. JMP... continue
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News
Mastercard has reached an agreement with Transport for London to exclusively brand Oystercard wallets in 2011. TfL described the arrangement as a... continue
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Regular news
County Councils in England are grappling with how to cope with a shortfall in funding for concessionary fares. Shire counties take over... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Bus passengers in England face service cuts and inflation-busting fare rises as operators and local authorities grapple with a  major reduction... continue
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In brief
The DfT has published guidance to help county and district councils understand the implications of the transfer of concessionary fares reimbursement... continue
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Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government’s policy of free travel for concessionary bus passholders on selected rural railway lines is generating... continue
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Regular news
Bus passengers are not that sensitive to rises in fares – at least in the short-run – according to analysis published by the Competition... continue
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People/people
Adam Simmons is leaving his post as the DfT’s head of travel concessions. The Department’s concessionary travel team is being re-absorbed... continue
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In brief
The first bus quality partnership scheme (QPS) to include maximum fares looks likely to be implemented in April. The West of England Partnership... continue
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In brief
Councillors in Cornwall have dropped cost-cutting plans that could have seen every evening bus service withdrawn. Cornwall had proposed saving... continue
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Regular news
Transport Minister Norman Baker has voiced displeasure with the DfT’s failure to publish the final concessionary fares reimbursement guidance... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has changed its concessionary fares reimbursement guidance in response to bus operator fears that the draft guidance would undermine the... continue
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Secondary stories
A Community group in Bristol was due to pilot a free city centre bus service this weekend ahead of a proposed full-scale service being launched next... continue
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Lead Story
The high cost to the taxpayer of Britain’s regional rail network was highlighted this week as the DfT published the interim findings of Sir Roy... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham
Your feature on proposed bus Quality Contracts for West Yorkshire was very fair and well balanced, but ignored ‘the elephant in the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd, Reading RG1
Many colleagues will share the concerns about current concessionary travel policy expressed by John Bates at the concessionary travel conference... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
as delegates at LTT’s concessionary fares conference earlier this month exchanged fears about the consequences of the DfT’s new... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tim Larner, Strata Consultants, Harrogate
Your lead story headline in the last issue – ‘Rewrite reimbursement guidance or lose bus services, DfT warned’ – is suitably... continue
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In brief
Young people in part of the Lake District are to receive cut-price bus travel under a deal funded by Cumbria County Council. People aged 5-18 living... continue
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