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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is being urged to make major changes to its concessionary fares reimbursement guidance – or risk seeing bus services axed across much... continue
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Regular news
Audit Scotland has urged ministers to look at ways of cutting the cost of the nation’s free bus travel scheme for the elderly and disabled.... continue
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Regular news
Cuts to concessionary travel, higher motoring taxes and more spending on travel behaviour change policies have been recommended by the Commission for... continue
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Regular news
Changes to concessionary travel reimbursement could lead to bus services being cut and fare rises, the DfT has admitted. The Department has launched... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
One of the Labour Government’s most popular transport policies was the introduction of free off-peak bus travel for the elderly and disabled.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton
For seniors living in rural areas better served by train than by bus, the senior citizens railcard is not a fair substitute for a bus pass (Letters... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley
The letters from John Disney and David Holding in recent editions have discussed the relative merits of swapping free bus-only concessions for... continue
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Regular news
The DfT is considering further major changes to concessionary fares reimbursement  beyond 2012. The consultation seeks views on four... continue
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Regular news
Bus operators could see their concessionary fares reimbursement cut if they launch appeals against schemes, under proposed regulatory changes.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Here are some quick comments on articles in your last issue if I may: Javelin services on HS1 losing money Well fancy that! Here are two suggestions... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Holding, Chester Moor, Chester-le-Street
So John Disney thinks I am “missing the point” in arguing that the carrot of half-price rail fares would be irrelevant to many... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham
In his last business briefing James Dark talks of “bus operators’ commercial freedom” to set their own fare levels. However, for a... continue
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Regular news
English Local authorities are urging the Government to rethink plans to scrap the special grant for concessionary fares, with one claiming that the... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Disney
David Holding (Letters LTT 06 Aug) misses the point raised by Roger Sexton concerning half-fare travel on all modes at all times, which was... continue
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In brief
The number of free concessionary bus passenger trips made on Merseyside fell by 8% last year, according to Merseytravel. Overall bus passenger... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Holding, Chester Moor, Chester-le-Street DH2
I was surprised to see at the end of Roger Sexton’s letter recommending that free concessionary bus travel be replaced by half-fare across all... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Last, Reading RG1
It was good to see that at least Roger Sexton is awake to some of the dangers of politicians ring-fencing concessionary travel expenditure. However,... continue
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Regular news
Surrey County Council is calling on the Government to scrap the Traffic Commissioners and pass responsibility for bus  and goods vehicle... continue
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Secondary stories
County and district councils in England are studying the financial implications of the Government’s plan to transfer responsibility for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I would summarise Andrew Last’s address to the recent Transport Practitioner’s Meeting in York as ‘Reimbursement to bus operators... continue
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