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Letters to the editor
By Tim Larner, Director, Support Unit, pteg, Leeds
I always hesitate before taking issue with wise and talented transport economists, but do so particularly with someone as eminent as Professor Phil... continue
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The DfT has commissioned a £400,000 research project to examine the effects of the concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and disabled. The... continue
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Interview
Most of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) set up by ITS-UK, the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, have a familiar ‘techie’ sound... continue
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Analysis
More than 150 delegates attended last week’s concessionary fares conference, organised by LTT, to hear about the DfT’s proposed reforms... continue
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Wide variations in passenger growth are being recorded in different parts of England following the move to a nationwide free off-peak bus travel... continue
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Delegates got a flavour of the debates between travel concession authorities (TCAs) and bus operators when two experts disagreed about whether there... continue
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The Scottish Government is considering cutting the reimbursement rate offered to bus operators for carrying concessionary fare passengers. But... continue
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The ‘no better off no worse off’ objective for concessionary travel reimbursement is no longer appropriate for a situation in which the... continue
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The Government could be hit by a huge  bill if bus operators win their Judicial Review cases into reimbursement. Representing operators,... continue
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Raising the age of eligibility for free travel from 60 to 65 would be one way to ensure the financial sustainability of the policy, an analyst has... continue
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Some elderly people in urban areas have switched travel from foot to bus because of the mandatory off-peak bus travel scheme, a consultant has... continue
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The Scottish Government this week published the terms of reference for the review of its nationwide concessionary fares scheme introduced in April... continue
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The number of bus trips made in South Yorkshire by people eligible for free travel was 31% higher in 2007/08 than in 2005/06, the year before free... continue
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Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond has told MSPs that the Government has "no plans whatsoever" to increase the qualifying age for... continue
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The Government should develop guidance to ensure that transport planners take into account the needs of the elderly, according to a new study.... continue
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Fears that huge numbers of people over 60 or disabled in England would not receive their new smartcard passes in time for the free nationwide... continue
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Concessionary bus trips by the elderly and disabled in South Yorkshire in the first nine months of 2007/08 were 31% above the corresponding period in... continue
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The Government's nationwide concessionary off-peak bus travel scheme was introduced this week, allowing 11 million eligible elderly and disabled... continue
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Letters to the editor
Michael Skinner
Your article on the Commission for Integrated Transport's review of Bus Service Operators Grant ('DfT asks CfIT to study replacing BSOG with per... continue
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London Councils is commissioning two studies that could prompt a major shake-up to the way the capital's Freedom Pass concessionary fares scheme is... continue
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