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Bus News: Issue 336 17 Jun 2008

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Academic claims operators overpaid in Scotland and Wales

An academic at Napier University’s Transport Research Institute claims that the Scottish and Welsh concessionary fare reimbursement regimes are far too generous to bus operators.

Speaking at last month’s Scottish Transport Applications and Research conference in Glasgow, Tom Rye said that his research, based on National Travel Survey data, suggested that operators in Scotland were being overpaid by £100m annually.

Under the 1985 Transport Act, bus operators should be no...

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