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Local Transport Today
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Barnsley looks set to become the first place outside London to offer its young people free travel on buses in a scheme aimed at social and... continue
Local Transport Today
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A picture is beginning to emerge of the impact the national concessionary fares scheme is having on those local authorities where there is a... continue
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Essex County Council this week announced that it would take on the financial burden of the Government’s concessionary fares schemes from its... continue
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Nexus is working with public transport operators to develop a smartcard ticket for the conurbation and potentially the region. The North East smart... continue
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The announcement of the winners of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s competition to design a new ‘Routemaster’ bus was generally greeted... continue
Local Transport Today
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Gloucestershire County Council has appointed consultant JMP to manage and administer the area’s concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and... continue
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All public transport in Wales should be free to all users, an MP and a Welsh Assembly Member have said. Independents Dai Davies and Trish Law,... continue
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The Government is to incentivise bus operators in England to improve fuel efficiency, introduce low carbon buses, and install GPS and smartcard... continue
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The Local Government Association is to commission research into concessionary travel to help inform its position on the DfT’s proposed changes... continue
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Transport minister Paul Clark has ruled out the idea of a nationwide free fare scheme for all children, saying it would be too costly. “If... continue
Local Transport Today
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The percentage of bus passengers in non-metropolitan areas of England who are travelling with concessionary passes has jumped from 19% in 2000/01 to... continue
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Motoring taxes should be increased and public transport should be made cheaper in order to reduce transport’s carbon dioxide emissions,... continue
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Rural public transport could be transformed if ministers grasp the opportunity for taxis to play a bigger role in the mix, according to the... continue
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TfL has awarded a new contract for the Oyster card in a deal that sees it take over the ownership of the brand. The five-year deal with Cubic... continue
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The DfT is to link fuel duty rebate payments for bus operators in England to incentives for low carbon buses, smartcard ticketing and global... continue
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Organisations with employees based across the UK are being encouraged to offer discounted bus passes to all their employees by employee benefits firm... continue
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A report from policy institute the Centre for Cities calls for Government policy changes to help create better integrated public transport networks... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Phil Goodwin, Professor of Transport Policy, Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, Bristol
Tim Larner (Letters LTT 31 Oct) rightly criticises me for saying that there has been no recent evidence on the effects of travel concessions on... continue
Local Transport Today
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Reading is the most popular destination for people purchasing PlusBus train/bus integrated tickets. Data released by PlusBus ticketing promoter... continue
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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