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Local Transport Today
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Ministers are reportedly considering speeding up the change in eligibility for concessionary fares from 60 to 65 in England. The Labour Government... continue
Local Transport Today
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Options to cut the £1bn cost of free bus travel for the over 60s and disabled in England have been outlined by one of the country’s... continue
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Letters to the editor
Elsa Woodward, High Wycombe, Bucks
The interview with the minister Norman Baker about the budget cuts and transport refers to large sums used to support bus services. In the year... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
The last Government sought an increase in fuel duty that caused civil disobedience and was deemed to be a declaration of war on motorists. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Stagecoach’s entire fleet of 7,000 buses will be fitted with smartcard readers by November, the operator has announced. Stagecoach recently... continue
Local Transport Today
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The annual increase in rail fares may have to be adjusted upwards in order to reduce the rail industry’s call on the taxpayer, transport... continue
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
Comment
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Portsmouth City Council has appointed consultant Integrated Transport Planning to manage the city’s concessionary fares scheme. Portsmouth... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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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