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Local Transport Today
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FURTHER?CUTS to concessionary fares grant and a failure to reform the way the grant is distributed will make the statutory free bus travel scheme for... continue
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The Scottish Government is to increase spending on roads and railways but cut spending on buses over the next two years, according to the draft... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester this week set out its plans to implement smart ticketing across public transport in the conurbation. The plan will... continue
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Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American... continue
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Feature
Lindsay Robertson
Smart ticketing is strongly supported by the Department for Transport, which has as one of its aims “delivering, with operators and public... continue
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Feature
The latest escalation of busway success is, in part, because a number of key technologies have been used to ensure that guided bus routes are... continue
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Concessionary bus pass holders are to receive a third off off-peak rail travel on two lines in South West England in a 12-month trial launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in the West of England have launched a multi-operator day ticket. The AvonRider travelcard can be purchased on buses at a cost of... continue
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Bus operators in Norfolk have cut fares by 30% for 16-19 year olds under a deal brokered by Norfolk County Council, as part of its £2.6m Better... continue
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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council has scrapped its free bus travel scheme for under 18s, replacing it with a 30p flat fare. The free travel... continue
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Media monitor
The announcement of the amount by which train operating companies will be allowed to increase rail fares in January 2013 attracted the traditional... continue
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Comment
Lee Baker
The Government has claimed that it can secure more investment from the private sector with longer, more flexible franchises and the 13 year, four... continue
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Transport secretary Justine Greening is lobbying Chancellor George Osborne to  authorise waiving the coalition Government’s policy of... continue
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Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, has begun consulting bus operators, local authorities and trade unions on a draft bus Quality Contract Scheme but... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, Bristol
Andrew Forster’s fascinating account of road improvements for the capital and Roger Sexton’s letter on the desperate need for bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A multi-operator travelcard for bus services in the West of England partnership area is to be launched in September. The Avon Rider day ticket will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nexus is consulting on a new bus strategy for Tyne and Wear that will provide the context for a decision on whether to implement Quality... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
While I agree with the general thrust of Tim Larner’s letter and its headline ‘Bus Partnerships – a flawed model for urban... continue
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Comment
Peter Stonham
The steady opening up of European passenger transport markets to competition is involving some tough decisions in other countries about how to... continue
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Interview
What would transport policy be like under a Labour Government? Only the party’s diehard supporters would have been interested in that question... continue
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