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Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Geoff Hoon has said he is open minded on the idea of introducing concessionary travel for young people. “I do not have a... continue
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Young people in Barnsley look likely to be offered free travel on buses under a scheme that could be mirrored in other parts of the country. From... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Tim Larner, Director, Support Unit, pteg, Leeds
I always hesitate before taking issue with wise and talented transport economists, but do so particularly with someone as eminent as Professor Phil... continue
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Young people in Cornwall could be given free or reduced travel on buses in the county under proposals being considered by the county council. The... continue
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In brief
Residents of Bolton are to trial a pay-as-you-go smartcard for travel on buses in the town. A leisure smartcard with an e-purse facility has already... continue
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London’s boroughs have agreed a new mechanism for sharing the cost of the Freedom Pass, the concessionary fares scheme for the capital’s... continue
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In brief
Research on smartcard ticketing is one of the topics outlined in a new report explaining the DfT’s transport technology and standards research... continue
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In brief
Ferry fares on routes between the Western Isles and the Scottish mainland are being cut by up to half from this week under a Scottish Government... continue
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As the Greater Manchester TIF referendum nears, the opposing sides are battling out to win hearts and minds. The No campaign suggested that the... continue
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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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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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