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Local Transport Today
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London Councils has drafted new legislation to reform the way the concessionary fares regime operates in the capital. The two reforms will feature in... continue
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The number of concessionary  trips made on buses in Scotland  has fallen for the second successive year but the cost of the scheme has... continue
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The Government has reconfirmed the Plugged-in Places grants that are helping to deliver electric vehicle charging infrastructure around the country.... continue
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Five key themes that are changing the face of passenger travel will be explored at a new event in September being organised by LTT. The Travel 2020... continue
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James Dark
In recent weeks, the railways have been awash with speculation about the impact the government’s review of the industry will have. The general... continue
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Bus operator Go North East has launched the first bus-based smartcard ticket in the region. Passengers on the Sunderland-Durham service will be the... continue
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Jobseekers in Dudley are being offered free travel on public transport to help them get back to work. Centro, JobCentre Plus and Dudley Council have... continue
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Rival bus operators in York have agreed to accept eachother’s tickets on race day shuttle services. The deal, brokered by the city council,... continue
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People on Merseyside look likely to continue to benefit from free travel on buses from the age of 60 even though the Government is raising the age of... continue
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Andrew Forster
County councils fear they won’t receive sufficient Government grant to cover the cost of taking over concessionary fare responsibilities from... continue
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Portsmouth City Council has appointed consultant Integrated Transport Planning to manage the city’s concessionary fares scheme. Portsmouth... continue
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SWESTRANS, the South West of Scotland regional transport partnership, is conducting a ‘root and branch’ review of the area’s bus... continue
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Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson has defended the decision to cut concessionary fare reimbursement to bus operators. The Government last... continue
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The Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership is to press for changes to the Scottish Government’s concessionary travel... continue
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Boris Johnson this week vowed to scrap the western extension of the central London congestion charge by the end of the year. The mayor will launch a... continue
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Lee Baker
The Scottish Government should respond to a ‘£1bn plus’ cut in its budget by scrapping free long-distance trips for elderly and... continue
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Centro, the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (ITA), has brokered a multi-operator bus quality partnership making use of powers in the... continue
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There was little coverage of proposals by the parties concerning public transport, with much of what there was published only in local papers. The... continue
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Extending London's free bus travel for children and young adults to the rest of England would cost taxpayers between £1.14bn and £1.4bn a... continue
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