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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
Lead Story
The Department for Transport has published a new rail demand forecasting framework developed by Oxera and Arup. This framework was commissioned by... 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
Regular news
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has promised to “bear down on fares” after the Conservative party was left isolated in not pledging... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to introduce smartcards similar to London’s Oystercards are being considered by Metro, the West Yorkshire integrated transport authority... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Northern Ireland's  state-run transport operator Translink faces a £23m loss over the next two years, unless services are reduced or fares... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Chris Brown, managing director of public transport consultant MCL, is to step aside after 20 years at the helm. MCL is one of the lead consultants in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport projects in York are to receive a share of a £28.5m five-year economic infrastructure fund being set up by the city council. The... 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
ScotRail is offering the UK’s first off-peak season ticket to coincide with roadworks affecting the M90 in Fife associated with the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester is to work with the DfT to deliver some of the Competition Commission’s ticketing remedies for bus services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I have difficulties with the Government’s proposals regarding Bus Services Operating Grant (BSOG) (‘DfT strikes ringfencing deal for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new means of enabling the remote delivery of transport tickets over the internet and mobile phone systems, Paragon RTD (remote ticket download),... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
One in eight mobile phone users in North America and Western Europe will be using near field communication (NFC) phones as a rail or bus ticket by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government this week endorsed almost all the Competition Commission’s remedies for encouraging more competition in local bus markets but... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ken Livingstone this week pledged to oppose the Government’s HS2 route in London and cancel Boris Johnson’s New Bus for London project if... continue
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