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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Frantic efforts are underway to ensure that the national free bus travel scheme for elderly and disabled people in England comes into effect smoothly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro has sought clarification from the DfT about the adjudicator determination of the appeal brought by bus operator Travel West Midlands against... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, Yelverton PL20
In your last issue you reported that, whilst Conservative Peers had called for the extension of free bus travel to trams and undergrounds, they... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Government's free off-peak local bus concessionary fares policy in England may have been well received by the elderly and disabled but making it... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The complex way of calculating how much bus operators should be reimbursed for carrying the elderly and disabled is doomed and will have to be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has been urged to commit to a research programme to assess the effects of the mandatory free concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The adjudicator determining bus operator appeals against concessionary fare schemes in England has partially upheld the appeals brought against the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus patronage data could be used to ensure that the £250m pledged by the Government to pay for the national concessionary fares schemes from... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has issued local authorities outside London with new guidance on the operation of concessionary fare schemes in 2007/08.The department says... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
Concessionary fare appeals hit 60 mark of State against the reimbursement arrangements set up by the travel concession authority in respect of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The independent adjudicator considering bus operator appeals against local authority reimbursement arrangements for concessionary travel schemes has... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has rejected opposition party calls for the cost of the new national off-peak free bus travel scheme for the elderly and disabled to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle
It is pleasing to see a welcome dash of realism in the appeal decisions by John Martin about local authority concessionary fare reimbursement... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
English local authorities should not set limits on the amount of money they pay bus operators under the free off-peak local bus scheme for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
60 appeals were lodged with the secretary of state against concessionary travel schemes introduced on 1 April 2006, with a further two appeals lodged... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley Bere Alston Yelverton PL20
The Government is using concession fares policy to work against two of the three quantified targets in its Community Rail Development Strategy.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Read
I have recently held responsibility for the concessionary fares scheme of one of the PTEs and, as a consultant, have more recently provided advice on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Nash Macclesfield SK10
I found Roger Sexton's contention that bus operators may have no right to a profit element in concessionary fares reimbursement (Letters, LTT 30 Nov)... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
This week saw the first determinations on bus operator appeals against the reimbursement arrangements that local authorities have introduced for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An LTT reader has pointed out that it is somewhat ironic that bus operator Arriva was picked to deliver disabled and elderly passengers to Downing... continue
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