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Local Transport Today
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Greater Manchester’s political leaders have announced a host of exemptions and discounts from the proposed congestion charge in an attempt to... continue
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Lead Story
Transport for London (TfL) and TranSys, the consortium that delivers the Oyster smartcard for TfL, have announced a joint venture with mobile phone... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has commissioned a £400,000 research project to examine the effects of the concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and disabled. The... continue
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In brief
Nottingham City Council is to study the integrated transport authority powers contained in the Local Transport Bill to see if they present... continue
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Regular news
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is developing plans for a public transport smartcard for the conurbation. The regional transport partnership... continue
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Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, is in talks with bus and rail operators about developing a multi-modal public transport ticket covering the whole of... continue
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Main editorial comment
In the aftermath of last week’s conference on concessionary fares (see pages 5-7), we heard the following anecdote about a group of Scottish... continue
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Articles
According to Chris Queree, head of systems planning at ATOC (Association of Train Operating Companies) and chair of the 'Passenger Information'... continue
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Articles
The Toppan Printing Company has announced that it is to supply a new design of smart card for transport and electronic payment functions for the Hong... continue
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Interview
Most of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) set up by ITS-UK, the UK’s Intelligent Transport Society, have a familiar ‘techie’ sound... continue
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Analysis
More than 150 delegates attended last week’s concessionary fares conference, organised by LTT, to hear about the DfT’s proposed reforms... continue
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Regular news
Wide variations in passenger growth are being recorded in different parts of England following the move to a nationwide free off-peak bus travel... continue
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Delegates got a flavour of the debates between travel concession authorities (TCAs) and bus operators when two experts disagreed about whether there... continue
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The Scottish Government is considering cutting the reimbursement rate offered to bus operators for carrying concessionary fare passengers. But... continue
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The ‘no better off no worse off’ objective for concessionary travel reimbursement is no longer appropriate for a situation in which the... continue
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The Government could be hit by a huge  bill if bus operators win their Judicial Review cases into reimbursement. Representing operators,... continue
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Raising the age of eligibility for free travel from 60 to 65 would be one way to ensure the financial sustainability of the policy, an analyst has... continue
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Regular news
Nexus is consulting on a new strategy to grow bus use in the  Tyne and Wear conurbation and says it will seek to use the Local Transport Bill... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of concessionary bus passenger trips made by the elderly and disabled in Tyne and Wear has grown by about 8% since the nationwide free... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A free shuttle bus is to be introduced in Bolton town centre for an initial 12-month trial period. The service, devised by Bolton Metropolitan... continue
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