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Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council may follow the lead of other travel concession authorities by introducing a fixed price model for concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Norfolk County Council is hoping to negotiate another ‘fixed pot’ scheme with bus operators for concessionary fares reimbursement next... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has ruled out extending the statutory concessionary fares scheme to community transport services. The House of Commons transport select... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Changes to the local government formula grant system in England could help councils that face a shortfall in concessionary fares funding, transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
In an era of austerity, partnerships between different public sector organisations that involve pooling resources and staff to maximise impact have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Norfolk County Council is calling on the Government to increase grant funding for concessionary fares reimbursement. Norfolk says this year’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Next January’s fare rises on London’s public transport networks are likely to push up the cost of the capital’s Freedom Pass for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Norfolk County Council has capped the cost of its concessionary fares reimbursement –  breaking the link between payments and passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The Government's decision to end the current, non-statutory arrangements whereby long-distance coach service operators in England can claim BSOG (bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Many of the appeals brought by bus operators in England against this year’s concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements have been withdrawn... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of concessionary passholder trips made on buses on Merseyside has fallen 13% since the late 1980s, according to figures published by... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Stuart Murray
Within the next ten years something like a quarter of the population will be aged 65 or over. This is a large constituent part of the population... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has instructed local authorities and bus operators not to ask concessionary passholders to make donations to bus services. “It has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Bus operators in Cornwall are warning that many services could be withdrawn if the council presses ahead with a £2.2m mid-year cut to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Wilkes - Shipley, BD18
Roger Sexton is completely wrong in claiming that free travel for seniors is a massive subsidy to the bus industry. Before I was 60, if I went to... continue
Local Transport Today
News
London Councils has awarded ESP Systex a £1.8m five-year contract for the administration of the Freedom Pass concessionary travel scheme. ESP... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Aggregate bus company profits increased in 2009/10 for the third year running, but many operators are failing to make “appropriate”... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Baker - Local and regional transport minister, Department for Transport, Great Minster House, London SW1
Following your article regarding concessionary fare reimbursement (ibid) I want to stress that my Department has always made clear, in its... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton - Nottingham, NG1
I read with amazement your front page report that, with tacit DfT approval, Passenger Transport Executives have agreed with major bus operators... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT this week welcomed the news that bus operators have only lodged 29 appeals against this year’s local authority concessionary fare... continue
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