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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The majority of elderly pedestrians are unable to completely cross the road during the ‘green man’ phase of a pedestrian crossing cycle,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottinghamshire County Council has struck a two-year fixed concessionary travel reimbursement deal with 18 of the area’s 21 bus and tram... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport operator Stagecoach has announced that it has become the first major bus operator in the country to accept smartcards for concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Julian Peddle
The DfT’s recent bus policy statement Green light for better buses (LTT 30 Mar) has been greeted with some praise by the bus industry. It is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT determined just seven appeals brought by bus operators against local authority concessionary fare reimbursement schemes in 2011/12, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Rik Thomas
With reference to your headline ‘Half Welsh bus users travel free’ in the last issue, I was very pleased to read this. As someone who is... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Approaching half of bus journeys in Wales are made by concessionary fares pass holders, according to Welsh Government statistics. Total bus passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Rik Thomas
It may not be the most earth-shattering story you have ever read in LTT, but the front page story on Welsh bus users in this issue should give... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Government has cut the concessionary fares reimbursement rate to bus operators for the final quarter of 2011/12 in order to stay within the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Norfolk have agreed a two-year deal with bus operators for concessionary travel re-imbursement. The county plans to pay operators... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
London mayor Boris Johnson has pledged to reduce the age at which Londoners become eligible for free public transport to 60 if he is re-elected in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is pressing ahead with a review of the reimbursement rate paid to bus operators for concessionary travel despite operator... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week played down the likelihood of Cornwall Council being given permission to introduce a flat rate charge for concessionary travel on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to introduce evening peak restrictions on concessionary travel for local rail services as part of plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has voiced opposition to means testing the elderly’s entitlement to free travel on buses after reports that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services across Somerset are to be cut over the coming months as the council seeks a further £3.3m of savings on its public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government looks likely to change the formula used to calculate the grant paid to English local authorities for concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London boroughs will spend £317m on concessionary travel in the capital next year, a 7% rise on this year’s £296m bill. Borough... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Cambridgeshire this week agreed to retain free travel for concessionary passholders on Cambridge park-and-ride bus services. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has published revised guidance and an updated calculator to help travel concession authorities prepare next year’s concessionary fares... continue
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