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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Jeremy Clarkson rarely misses the chance to lob a few uncomplimentary remarks in the direction of buses. But even he may have to make an exception... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators on the Bristol-Bath corridor will have to comply with maximum fares and minimum service frequencies specified in a Statutory Quality... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authority public transport co-ordinators in England this week called for the end of concessionary free travel and warned that devolving Bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, has rejected suggestions that bus Quality Contracts, a policy that it is pursuing, will stifle innovation in the bus... 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
In brief
Cheshire East Council plans to increase fares on some subsidised bus services in an effort to cut subsidy. “It is proposed that any service... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Rik Thomas
We all want ‘smart’ ticketing to work, don’t we? We all want our transport ticketing options to be fully integrated, working... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
ITSO, THE organisation responsible for defining and developing the UK-wide technical specification for smart ticketing, has been in existence for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Britain’s major bus operators have fired a barrage of criticism at the Competition Commission’s provisional findings on Britain’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A revamped rural tendered bus network will be launched next month in Bedford borough, following an innovative tendering exercise by the council. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority is to launch a review of tendered bus services as part of a programme to find £9m of savings a... 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Bus operators in Cornwall are warning that many services could be withdrawn if the council presses ahead with a £2.2m mid-year cut to...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
Secondary stories
The chief executive of smart ticketing organisation ITSO this week sets out his priorities and major challenges in an interview with LTT. Michael... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The first bus statutory quality partnership scheme (QPS) in England to include minimum frequency and maximum fare provisions will come into force in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority is  keeping the option of Quality Contracts (QCs) for bus services in Sheffield and South... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A programme to cut car use among visitors to the Lake District has secured £4.9m from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund... 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
Stagecoach has forecast that its revenue from local authority concessionary fare payments and tendered bus services will fall by £15m over the... 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
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