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Local Transport Today
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
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Main editorial comment
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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Media monitor
Just three days after publishing his new transport strategy, London mayor Boris Johnson put himself in the media spotlight once again by announcing... continue
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Regular news
Boris Johnson has announced massive rises in bus and Tube fares and the central London congestion charge as part of his attempts to balance the... continue
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Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government is budgeting to make £9m of savings in local transport revenue spending next year – largely by reducing the... continue
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Regular news
The DfT this week sought to  play down a Local Government Association report warning that a major funding gap in concessionary fares support... continue
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In brief
State public transport operator Translink has launched Northern Ireland’s first smartcard for use on both buses and trains. The iLink ticket... continue
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In brief
Concessionary passholders in Wales can continue to travel free on certain railway lines in the country for at least another year, transport minister... continue
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Regular news
Analysts have expressed surprise at some of the monetised benefits being claimed for the introduction of smartcard ticketing in a new report... continue
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Regular news
Nexus and local authorities in the north-east of England are in discussions about plans to fund a smart ticketing infrastructure for the... continue
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Regular news
The DfT is to proceed with plans to transfer responsibility for concessionary travel administration from district councils to county councils in... continue
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In brief
A smartcard ticketing system has been introduced on the ULink bus services in Bristol operated on behalf of the University of the West of England by... continue
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Regular news
Mobile phones could replace smartcards as the predominant media for public transport ticketing systems, according to the DfT. The Department makes... continue
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News extra
Andrew Forster
The Office of Fair Trading has often been characterised as being one of the enemies of integrated public transport. But many in the transport... continue
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In brief
Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, has welcomed the DfT’s final confirmation of £13.4m to replace 225 ticket machines and installed new... continue
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Media monitor
“It seemed a good idea at the time, and so, in a sense, it still is,” said Guardian columnist David McKie on 1 August, referring to the... continue
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In brief
Employees of small and medium-sized organisations in South-East Scotland are to benefit from cut-price bus season tickets. The South East Scotland... continue
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Regular news
Transport co-ordinators have urged the DfT?to centralise administration of the national concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and... continue
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News extra
If members of Welsh transport minister Ieuan Wyn Jones’ advisory group got their way, transport policy in Wales would be about to become very... continue
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Regular news
TfL faces “huge financial challenges” over the next decade as the recession reduces public transport fares income, the London... continue
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