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Local Transport Today
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Stagecoach HAS given the Welsh Government another week to respond to a threatened Judicial Review of the decision to cut concessionary fares... continue
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Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
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Andrew Forster
STAGECOACH THIS week threatened to take legal action  against the Welsh Government  and Welsh local authorities over plans to cut... continue
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The Local Government Association is calling on the Government to increase funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The... continue
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Municipally-owned Cardiff Bus has announced a programme of service reductions and fare rises, blaming them on the Welsh Government’s decision... continue
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Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
You report the cut in the reimbursement rate for carrying free of charge Welsh ‘Seniors’ on buses in the principality (‘Anger at... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councillors in the West Midlands have approved £9.7m of cuts to the levy paid by the seven districts to Centro. The levy will reduce to... continue
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Welsh Bus operators have responded angrily to the Welsh Government’s decision to cut concessionary fares reimbursement by about £8m next... continue
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Bus service withdrawals, higher fares and staff cuts are among the ways South Yorkshire PTE plans to cope with a 9.7% cut to its budget from... continue
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The London Assembly is calling on Transport for London to increase the amount of time pedestrians have to cross the road. Transport for London... continue
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John W E Helm
Hidden behind the headline grabbing figures on road traffic growth, accident casualties and public transport use in the latest DfT Transport... continue
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Tendered bus services, concessionary fares and dial-a-ride public transport in the West Midlands conurbation are all under threat as leaders of the... continue
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Pedestrian campaign group Living Streets is calling for an extra three seconds of green man time on pedestrian crossings to allow the elderly to... continue
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Essex County Council plans to negotiate a new fixed cost concessionary fares reimbursement scheme with bus operators. Although the DfT’s... continue
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The first attempt to apply cost-benefit analysis to England’s concessionary travel scheme has concluded that the benefits of free travel to... continue
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Negotiations between the Welsh Government and bus operators are to get underway soon on reimbursement arrangements for concessionary travel from... continue
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The Liverpool City Region authorities want the Government to legislate to give councils more flexibility on how the English National Concessionary... continue
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Merseytravel has asked Andrew Last, a concessionary fares specialist with consultant Minnerva, to prepare a new concessionary reimbursement... continue
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Bus operators in North Yorkshire and York face a cut of about 10% in concessionary fares reimbursement payments from June as the councils change how... continue
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Secondary stories
Scotland’s adults are having to pay higher bus fares because of the way the country’s national concessionary fares scheme for older... continue
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