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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT has called on the Competition Commission to consider developing a ‘sequential test’ of remedies to address competitive failings... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT this week welcomed the news that bus operators have only lodged 29 appeals against this year’s local authority concessionary fare... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The McNulty report on the structure of the UK’s rail industry generated an enormous amount of media coverage in the run up to its publication... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A small Scottish bus operator has withdrawn from the country’s national concessionary fares scheme because of a dispute with Transport Scotland... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The importance of local authority-bus operator relationships could help explain why operators do not always exploit their market power with high... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DFT’s new guidance on concessionary fares reimbursement in England removes any incentive for operators to increase commercial fares and... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Rolling out more multi-operator ticketing schemes and reforming the way  schemes are managed could encourage more bus operators into local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Multi-operator  ticketing schemes and Quality Contracts could become much more commonplace across Britain’s bus networks under industry... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A Scotland-wide smart and integrated ticket for public transport is still years away from being practical, consultants have told Transport Scotland.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Passenger transport executives and some local authorities will play a bigger role in the management of local rail services in England if, as... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Diane Bouzebiba, Head of Amadeus Rail, Sophia Antipolis, France
Much has been made about the use of mobile phone apps in the area of ticketing and payments. Whilst smartphone applications do indeed provide a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a guide to how bus operators can appeal against concessionary fares schemes set by travel concession authorities (TCAs). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport minister Norman Baker this week criticised local authorities that make deep cuts to their tendered bus service budgets. But he added that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has announced that it is to participate in a joint venture with a market-leading smart technology firm, Ecebs... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ian Crawford - Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol
In the supplement contained in a recent edition of LTT, Peter Mann from Bristol City Council refers to Bristol as “a city village”. We at... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
Rail travellers queueing at stations to buy paper tickets could soon be a thing of the past after Masabi, a developer of mobile ticketing technology... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport Scotland will have to find a new supplier of its new asset management system for the country’s concessionary travel scheme after the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London’s bus subsidy is forecast to be £387m this year – about £150m below the level predicted two years’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
METRO, THE West Yorkshire PTE, has given bus operators until the middle of next month to submit their offer of how integrated ticketing could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Derbyshire have approved plans to cut £3.1m from the council’s annual £7.2m budget for bus services, discretionary... continue
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