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Across much of Britain it is fair to say that public transport retailing is stuck in the 19th century, with paper tickets and cash payment.... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Holding, Chester Moor, Chester-le-Street DH2
I was surprised to see at the end of Roger Sexton’s letter recommending that free concessionary bus travel be replaced by half-fare across all... continue
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Andrew Last, Reading RG1
It was good to see that at least Roger Sexton is awake to some of the dangers of politicians ring-fencing concessionary travel expenditure. However,... continue
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Surrey County Council is calling on the Government to scrap the Traffic Commissioners and pass responsibility for bus  and goods vehicle... continue
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A new multi-operator one-day travelcard has been launched for buses in the South Coast towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. The... continue
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County and district councils in England are studying the financial implications of the Government’s plan to transfer responsibility for... continue
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Smartcard readers have been fitted to a third of all buses in the West Midlands conurbation, Centro has announced. The PTE is funding the... continue
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Bus fare rises in London have had much less impact on passenger numbers than Transport for London expected, according to a new report by the London... continue
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A loyalty card initiative intended to boost bus industry profits and town centre economies is to be launched this autumn in Wigan. The HometownPlus... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I would summarise Andrew Last’s address to the recent Transport Practitioner’s Meeting in York as ‘Reimbursement to bus operators... continue
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Bus operators will continue to be able to participate in multi-operator travelcard schemes without fear of action from the competition authorities... continue
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Hull City Council is scrapping the discretionary element of its concessionary fares scheme in order to cut costs. Passholders can currently use their... continue
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Centro is inviting local authorities and bus operators to join a framework mechanism to drive down the costs of smartcard procurement. Jag Dhugga,... continue
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Scotland's cocessionary fares scheme for the elderly and disabled must be reformed to save costs, the Scottish Government’s independent budget... continue
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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
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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
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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
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Stagecoach’s entire fleet of 7,000 buses will be fitted with smartcard readers by November, the operator has announced. Stagecoach recently... continue
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