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Local Transport Today
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A new model for managing rural rail lines at lower cost has been proposed by Sir Roy McNulty’s report into value for money in the rail... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A new public transport service operated by a taxi firm will be launched in a rural part of Essex next month. The Dengie Dart in East Essex will have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new not-for-profit bus company is planning to fill gaps in service provision created by councils cutting tendered services across the country. One... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has published guidance on community transport schemes for local authorities. The guide explains the legislation governing community transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Authorities in England this week welcomed the DfT’s £10m grant to help them develop community transport services in rural... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bedford Borough Council has invited bus operators to design a new tendered rural bus network to replace the council’s existing route-based... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On February 7 Guardian commentator Julian Glover devoted his column to a detailed analysis of the Government’s concessionary fare scheme for... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Lee Baker
Local Authorities are  studying new ways of meeting the transport needs of rural areas as budgets for tendered bus services are... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14
The inference of Ray Bentley’s letter regarding falling tender prices for bus services is that bus operators make a large profit on... continue
Local Transport Today
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Countryside campaigners are planning to trial the use of electric bikes in rural Hampshire. The Campaign to Protect Rural England is working with the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The cost of running rural rail services could be cut by giving local authorities and local communities a bigger say in how they are run, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Welsh Assembly Government’s policy of free travel for concessionary bus passholders on selected rural railway lines is generating... continue
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The DfT has changed its concessionary fares reimbursement guidance in response to bus operator fears that the draft guidance would undermine the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Central Bedfordshire hope the community transport sector will fill  some of the service gaps created by a 22% cut to the tendered... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT's new reimbursement  guidance for concessionary fares could particularly harm rural bus services in Northern England, local authority... continue
Local Transport Today
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Norfolk County Council is proposing to replace subsidised rural bus services outside its main inter-urban routes with demand responsive transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councillors in Somerset have approved major reductions to the transport service as part of council-wide budget cuts. Members have approved plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Changes to concessionary fares reimbursement in England from April next year could have a devastating impact on the economics of bus services,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is being urged to make major changes to its concessionary fares reimbursement guidance – or risk seeing bus services axed across much... continue
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Regular news
The West Midlands could be the setting for a rural speed limit trial under which all roads within a defined area have a reduced speed limit. Officers... continue
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