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Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the results of the great demographic shift of age structures due to longevity is a long-term increase in the proportion of old people, and in... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils is to consider proposals for a new door-to-door transport strategy for the mobility impaired next week. The strategy, drawn up by eo... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Drivers over the age of 85 are four times more likely to have caused a crash than to be the innocent party according to new research. Researchers... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is to proceed with plans to transfer responsibility for concessionary travel administration from district councils to county councils in... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport co-ordinators have urged the DfT?to centralise administration of the national concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Integrated transport authorities are calling on the DfT to retain the special grant system for distributing some concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Three counties – Northamptonshire, Devon and Surrey – this week backed transferring concessionary fares reimbursement from district to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxfordshire County Council doesn’t want to take on responsibility for concessionary fares and has told the DfT to centralise administration... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London boroughs are fighting to  stop the DfT transferring the capital’s special grant for concessionary fares to other parts of England.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should review the financial viability of the national concessionary fares scheme for people aged 60 or over and the disabled,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of bus trips made by concessionary pass holders in South Yorkshire is continuing to rise, according to the latest data from the Passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxford City Council has been hit with a new bill for concessionary fares reimbursement after the DfT was forced to revise its determination of an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is preparing to revisit the special grant allocations paid to English local authorities for the cost of the national concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Months of complex negotiations lie ahead for civil servants and bus operators in Scotland as Holyrood tries to control the cost of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Mark Smulian
Late last year bus giant Stagecoach bought Eastbourne Buses, bringing to an end 105 years of independent operation for what had been the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
District councils across England face losing their responsibility for administering concessionary fares under proposals published for consultation by... continue
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