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Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in North Yorkshire and York face a cut of about 10% in concessionary fares reimbursement payments from June as the councils change how... continue
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Secondary stories
Scotland’s adults are having to pay higher bus fares because of the way the country’s national concessionary fares scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is cutting the reimbursement rate bus operators receive for carrying concessionary passholders – but with transitional... continue
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Regular news
Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is bracing itself for difficult negotiations with bus operators over the next concessionary... continue
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Regular news
The Scottish Government this week rejected the City of Edinburgh Council’s request that the Government fund concessionary travel on the... continue
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News
Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth and Southampton city councils are to procure a joint back office function to manage concessionary fares and... continue
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Regular news
Travel concession authorities in England outside London cut expenditure on concessionary travel by 5% in real terms in 2011/12, according to ... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London boroughs will spend £332m next year on concessionary fares reimbursement and administration, a 5% rise on this year’s expenditure.... continue
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Regular news
Government underfunding of England’s national concessionary fares scheme could force transport authorities to make further cuts to tendered... continue
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Regular news
Concessionary fares reimbursement paid to bus operators in England for carrying seniors and the disabled fell 2% in real terms last year to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
In an otherwise excellent ‘Viewpoint’ article endeavouring to explain why car use has ‘plateaued’, Gordon Stokes asserts that... continue
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Regular news
The shortfall of £4.5m in Government funding for Norfolk’s concessionary bus fare scheme has been reduced by £1.2m after a campaign... continue
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In brief
London mayor Boris Johnson is restoring the right of Londoners over 60 to free travel on public transport in the capital from 1 November.... continue
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Regular news
FURTHER?CUTS to concessionary fares grant and a failure to reform the way the grant is distributed will make the statutory free bus travel scheme for... continue
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The Scottish Government is to increase spending on roads and railways but cut spending on buses over the next two years, according to the draft... continue
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Regular news
Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Lindsay Robertson
Smart ticketing is strongly supported by the Department for Transport, which has as one of its aims “delivering, with operators and public... continue
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Feature
The latest escalation of busway success is, in part, because a number of key technologies have been used to ensure that guided bus routes are... continue
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Regular news
Concessionary bus pass holders are to receive a third off off-peak rail travel on two lines in South West England in a 12-month trial launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Londoners who reach the age of 60 will be eligible for free travel on public transport via a new 60+ Concessionary Travel Scheme being launched by... continue
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