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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport for the North is to be given the statutory responsibility to promote improved transport connectivity across northern England, including to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Tessa Jowell, the former Labour cabinet member who is the favourite to become the party's candidate for the Mayor of London, today urges a review of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A smartcard ticket is being explored for public transport on the Shetland Isles. Michael Craigie, lead officer for the Zetrans regional transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
South Yorkshire PTE insisted this week that partnership working with bus operators was the way forward despite figures showing that Sheffield’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A smartcard developed for the Glasgow subway is to become a smartcard for Scotland’s rail network too. Dan Schoenhofen, ticketing project... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxfordshire County Council is to consult next month on plans to cut tendered bus services, as it seeks to reduce the supported transport budget by... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
A merger between the two leading Sheffield taxi companies should create one of the largest taxi firms in the country. City Taxis will take over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The City of Edinburgh Council is in talks with outdoor advertising firm JCDecaux about establishing a bike hire scheme for the Scottish... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency sent out more than 130,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers for failing to pay the Dartford Crossing charge on time in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxford’s bus operators have criticised pteg’s report on the city’s SmartZone interoperable smartcard ticket, saying the conclusions... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
In its investigation into smartcard ticketing (‘Pteg gives thumbs-down to bus operators’ smart ticket initiative’ LTT 20 Feb), Pteg... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has dropped plans to reduce rail service frequencies where demand is low in the north of England but is to press ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The West Yorkshire region has been looking hard at the introduction of smartcard public transport ticketing for some 10-15 years, John Henkel, acting... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
THE BUS industry’s efforts to head-off the threat of bus franchising by offering inter-operable ‘smart’ tickets have been given... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
The fare-paying rail passenger continues to shoulder an increasing proportion of the full cost of his or her ticket, while the proportion funded by... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has struck a £414m two-year deal with bus operators for the  country’s concessionary travel scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority is planning a £1.6m cut to bus operator reimbursement for the mandatory concessionary fares... continue
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