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District councils across England face losing their responsibility for administering concessionary fares under proposals published for consultation by... continue
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Sometimes as modellers we become a bit blinkered about what is really important to include, or include in detail, in our models. For example, many... continue
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In brief
A date has been set for the preliminary hearings of Judicial Reviews brought by bus operators and councils against the DfT’s concessionary fare... continue
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In brief
Derby City Council faces a £2.49m shortfall in grant from central government to cover the cost of the national concessionary fare scheme,... continue
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Media monitor
The publication of the DfT’s response to a consultation intended to clarify the definition of which bus services are eligible for the statutory... continue
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Regular news
Oxford City Council faces a further £600,000 bill for concessionary travel after operators won an appeal against reimbursement... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Shelley, Head of passenger transport, Environment department, Hampshire County Council
Hampshire County Council acts as the co-ordinating authority for the Hampshire countywide concessionary travel scheme, which covers ten districts and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Calum Alexander, Maidstone, Kent ME15
I wonder if anyone from the travel concession authorities (TCAs) actually travels using a concessionary card, or had really thought through the... continue
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Regular news
Concessionary pass holders will not be eligible for free travel on park-and-ride buses where the fare includes an extra component for the cost of car... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, Devon
Most reporting on concessionary fares is, understandably, based on media releases about whether the DfT is paying the travel concession authorities... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Philip Bisatt, Taunton
I refer to your article regarding the impact of concessionary fares on council budgets (‘Council budgets squeezed as concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has offered London Councils a five-year deal on the future cost of the capital’s Freedom Pass, which provides... continue
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Regular news
The council with what is thought to be the lowest concessionary fares reimbursement rate in England is to increase payments from April after the... continue
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In brief
Councils planning to implement shared space or Home Zone-type projects are being invited to participate in a research project assessing their impacts... continue
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Regular news
A picture is beginning to emerge of the impact the national concessionary fares scheme is having on those local authorities where there is a... continue
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Regular news
Essex County Council this week announced that it would take on the financial burden of the Government’s concessionary fares schemes from its... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Gloucestershire County Council has appointed consultant JMP to manage and administer the area’s concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and... continue
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In brief
The Local Government Association is to commission research into concessionary travel to help inform its position on the DfT’s proposed changes... continue
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Regular news
The percentage of bus passengers in non-metropolitan areas of England who are travelling with concessionary passes has jumped from 19% in 2000/01 to... continue
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