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Regular news: Issue 462 15 Feb 2007

DfT urged to fill research gap

The DfT has been urged to commit to a research programme to assess the effects of the mandatory free concessionary fares scheme for the elderly and disabled. Jeremy Toner, a senior lecturer at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, told last week's concessionary fares conference that better understanding was needed on matters such as how the scheme had affected travel patterns, the additional costs faced by operators and the value for money of the scheme. "The [DfT's]...

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