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Secondary stories: Issue 541 19 Mar 2010

Councils to get fare cap powers

Local transport authorities in England and Wales would get powers to set maximum bus fares under proposals published for consultation by the DfT.

EU regulations passed in 2007 permit authorities to set maximum fares below the commercial fare for all public transport passengers or particular groups of passenger. Operators would have to be compensated for the revenue forgone.

The DfT says certain provisions in domestic legislation may prevent local authorities putting in place the policies...

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