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In brief: Issue 566 14 Mar 2011

Concessionary fares guidance ‘volatile’

Tiny changes to the parameters in the DfT’s concessionary fares reimbursement calculator can have major impacts on the reimbursement bill faced by travel concession authorities, Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, has told councillors. “Changing the average trip length from the DfT default of 3.1 miles to 2.7 miles (as implied by Metro survey data) would save £1m per annum,” said director general Kieran Preston. “Conversely, changing it to 3.5 miles (as asserted by one...

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