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Local Transport Today
In brief
A small Scottish bus operator has withdrawn from the country’s national concessionary fares scheme because of a dispute with Transport Scotland... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DFT’s new guidance on concessionary fares reimbursement in England removes any incentive for operators to increase commercial fares and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a guide to how bus operators can appeal against concessionary fares schemes set by travel concession authorities (TCAs). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport minister Norman Baker this week criticised local authorities that make deep cuts to their tendered bus service budgets. But he added that... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
In years to come, the town of Kings Lynn may come to be associated indelibly with the withdrawal of major transport groups from large swathes of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport Scotland will have to find a new supplier of its new asset management system for the country’s concessionary travel scheme after the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Derbyshire have approved plans to cut £3.1m from the council’s annual £7.2m budget for bus services, discretionary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseytravel is finalising a four-year concessionary fares reimbursement deal with the conurbation’s biggest bus operators that will give... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Ecebs has been awarded a £2m five-year contract by Transport Scotland to supply multi-modal back office technology to administer... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Tiny changes to the parameters in the DfT’s concessionary fares reimbursement calculator can have major impacts on the reimbursement bill faced... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many Travel concession authorities (TCAs) in England have chosen not to use the DfT’s guidance for calculating concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of bus rapid transit in Belfast and reforms to public transport regulation across Northern Ireland have been delayed. Last month’s... 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
In brief
London Councils has reached agreement with the Association of Train Operating Companies on a four-year deal for concessionary travel on rail services... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is seeking up to five contractors to help determine appeals brought by bus operators against local authority concessionary fare reimbursement... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Policy options for how the Government should manage the growing number of elderly drivers are discussed in a new report published by the RAC... continue
Categories: Car use, Elderly, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
In recent weeks there has been a steady flow of stories about local authorities planning significant cuts to tendered bus networks. Somerset,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
JMP has captured the contract to assist in the running of Hampshire’s concessionary fares scheme from dominant shire counties provider MCL. JMP... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
County Councils in England are grappling with how to cope with a shortfall in funding for concessionary fares. Shire counties take over... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Bus passengers in England face service cuts and inflation-busting fare rises as operators and local authorities grapple with a  major reduction... continue
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