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Local Transport Today
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James Dark
Last month the government made a belated move to drag public transport retailing towards the 21st Century with its strategy to encourage operators... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Well, not everyone started singing. I’ll tell you about it. The 149 bus route in London is served by the notorious multi-entry bendy buses and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Liverpool City Council is to launch a ‘green travel to work scheme’ allowing employees to take advantage of tax exemptions for an annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger Transport Executives have criticised the DfT’s plan to pay bus operators more Bus Service Operators Grant (fuel duty rebate) for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government is to review the concessionary fares reimbursement paid to bus operators every three months in an effort to control... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Young people in Colchester are to benefit from reduced bus fares in a pilot scheme funded by Essex County Council. Half fares will be available to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London politicians are urging ministers to scrap plans to cut the capital’s share of the special grant for the statutory concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week announced a £20m fund to promote smart ticketing in the nine biggest urban areas outside London. The funding, spread over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is planning a major change to the way concessionary fares reimbursement is calculated in England in an effort to bring an end to the often... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT this week announced plans to scrap fuel duty rebate (Bus Service Operators Grant) to bus operators and replace it with a per passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils this week attacked the Association of Train Operating Companies for planning to increase the cost of transporting Freedom Pass... continue
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In brief
Train operators have announced what they say are the lowest rises in rail fares since privatisation. The Association of Train Operating Companies... continue
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Arriva has introduced mobile phone ticketing across almost all of its bus operations outside London. Passengers can pre-purchase Day Saver, Weekly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
PTEs have called on the DfT to take a more hands-on role in developing smartcard ticketing in the conurbations. The message comes in pteg’s... continue
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Regular news
Bus operators have voiced scepticism about the DfT’s draft ticketing strategy that aims to promote ‘smart’ ticketing media such as... continue
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Regular news
London boroughs look set to be the big losers under the DfT’s plan for an emergency revision to the way the special grant for concessionary... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tim Larner, Strata, Harrogate
Your article on the DfT study into smartcard ticketing rightly raises some important issues about the consultants’ justification of a policy to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Adrian Hetherington, Bedminster, Bristol
Party conference season is over for the year. All three of the big ‘boys’ highlighted that there are difficult financial times ahead with... continue
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Letters to the editor
Councillor David Trigg, Cabinet member for traffic, transport and parking London Borough of Richmond London
The Mayor of London’s decision to increase fares for public transport in the capital will hit the pockets of many residents in London,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson can sometimes ramble when talking about policy matters, but the Mayor of London has just become one of the most senior politicians in... continue
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