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Local Transport Today
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New cycling infrastructure must consider the needs of disabled cyclists, says Isabelle Clement, director of charity Wheels for Wellbeing. The 2011... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Three companies are in the running for the new East Anglia rail franchise the DfT wants to significantly reduce London-Norwich journey times, it is... continue
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John W E Helm
The Department for Transport has exempted several classes of older passenger trains from some of the disability regulations. EU legislation –... continue
Local Transport Today
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A wristband capable of alerting visually and hearing impaired bus passengers to their approaching stop is to be tested by the Transport Systems... continue
Local Transport Today
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The House of Commons transport committee has called on the DfT to revise its guidance on shared space, amid concern the environments have become... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Government is opening the country’s road network up for the testing of driverless vehicles in an effort to win a big slice of the research... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has struck a £414m two-year deal with bus operators for the  country’s concessionary travel scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
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The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority is planning a £1.6m cut to bus operator reimbursement for the mandatory concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
Government support for bus operators in Britain has been cut by £508m (15.7%) since 2010/11, according to the latest study by industry analysts... continue
Local Transport Today
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Richard Cuerden has been appointed chair of the vehicle design working party of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety... continue
Local Transport Today
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London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councils in England spent just over £1bn last year on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older people and the disabled, data... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus operators are not legally required to make passengers give way to wheelchair users, the Court of Appeal has ruled.  Wheelchair user Doug... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has adjusted data in the calculator used by England’s travel concession authorities (TCAs) for working out concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
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South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
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Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council are to consult on introducing charges for concessionary passholders using park-and-ride... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A huge funding gap has emerged between how much councils in England spend on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people,... continue
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended Network Rail’s practice of replacing some footbridges over railway lines on a like-for-like... continue
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Transport planners and urban designers must give more thought to the needs of mobility scooter users, according to a new report for the... continue
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