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Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Councils is commissioning two studies that could prompt a major shake-up to the way the capital's Freedom Pass concessionary fares scheme is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport minister Tom Harris this week named 40 railway stations in England and Wales that will receive 'main scheme' funding from the DfT's... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The Department has published its long-awaited guidance to help local authorities calculate operator reimbursement for April's nationwide free... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Councils is to change the way the cost of the Freedom Pass concessionary travel scheme is apportioned to boroughs because data shows the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle
A few weeks ago you carried an article indicating PTEG was after £52m of the Government's extra grant for the national free off-peak local bus travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger Transport Executives have announced plans to significantly cut the level of reimbursement given to bus operators for participating in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro-West Midlands PTA will have to pay bus operators an extra £10m to cover the cost of concessionary fares reimbursement in 2006/07 after the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Research into the travel patterns of the elderly has been published by the DfT drawing on National Travel Survey data and 68 in-depth qualitative... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger Transport Executives have proposed an alternative formula for distributing the extra £212m needed to fund the nationwide free bus travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley
In the last issue there was both good and bad news for concessionary travel on tracked modes: the Edinburgh tram will be covered by Scotland's... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pensioners in the East Midlands will be able to claim free high-visibility shopping bags in an initiative aimed at improving road safety. The DfT has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Fife Council is to dramatically cut the benefits of its rail concessionary travel scheme for the elderly and disabled from next April, in a move that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Thurrock Council has reported a 25% growth in bus patronage over the last year but says none of the growth is because of the Government's free travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Communities and Local Government is consulting on options for allocating an extra £200m to local authorities in England to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Concessionary bus trips by the elderly and disabled in South Yorkshire grew by 23% in 2006/07 following the introduction of free local travel last... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Benton
In addition to Roger Sexton's quite proper concerns about maglev technology (Letters LTT 10 May) I am puzzled by an apparent disregard amongst the... continue
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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
In addition to Roger Sexton's quite proper concerns about maglev technology (Letters LTT 10 May) I am puzzled by an apparent disregard amongst the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Councils has added its voice to calls for the Government to pay the additional funding for next April's free national concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Last
The introduction of free concessionary travel in England has created clouds of uncertainty about reimbursement issues. Many of us had hoped that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has issued guidance to travel concession authorities outside London outlining the data they will need to hold about concessionary travel pass... continue
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