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Hull City Council is scrapping the discretionary element of its concessionary fares scheme in order to cut costs. Passholders can currently use their... continue
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Scotland's cocessionary fares scheme for the elderly and disabled must be reformed to save costs, the Scottish Government’s independent budget... continue
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Ministers are reportedly considering speeding up the change in eligibility for concessionary fares from 60 to 65 in England. The Labour Government... continue
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Options to cut the £1bn cost of free bus travel for the over 60s and disabled in England have been outlined by one of the country’s... continue
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Letters to the editor
Victoria Sowter, Oxford
The interview with Cycling England chairman Phillip Darnton confirms my views expressed in ‘Viewpoint’ that many with a cycling remit... continue
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Letters to the editor
Elsa Woodward, High Wycombe, Bucks
The interview with the minister Norman Baker about the budget cuts and transport refers to large sums used to support bus services. In the year... continue
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London Councils has drafted new legislation to reform the way the concessionary fares regime operates in the capital. The two reforms will feature in... continue
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The number of concessionary  trips made on buses in Scotland  has fallen for the second successive year but the cost of the scheme has... continue
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People on Merseyside look likely to continue to benefit from free travel on buses from the age of 60 even though the Government is raising the age of... continue
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Andrew Forster
County councils fear they won’t receive sufficient Government grant to cover the cost of taking over concessionary fare responsibilities from... continue
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Trials of switching off traffic signals at junctions have generated opposition from mobility- and visually-impaired pedestrians. Keith Firth,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Portsmouth City Council has appointed consultant Integrated Transport Planning to manage the city’s concessionary fares scheme. Portsmouth... continue
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Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson has defended the decision to cut concessionary fare reimbursement to bus operators. The Government last... continue
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The Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership is to press for changes to the Scottish Government’s concessionary travel... continue
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Lee Baker
The Scottish Government should respond to a ‘£1bn plus’ cut in its budget by scrapping free long-distance trips for elderly and... continue
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Extending London's free bus travel for children and young adults to the rest of England would cost taxpayers between £1.14bn and £1.4bn a... continue
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Many Road junctions should be re-engineered to meet the needs of an increasingly elderly driving population, according to a report by the RAC... continue
Local Transport Today
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The total cost of concessionary fares in the capital in 2010/11 will be £265m according to London Councils. Boroughs will pay £251m to... continue
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