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Concessionary Travel: The funding timebomb for PTEs

November, 2012
The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme has been highly successful in giving older and disabled people the freedom of free off‐peak bus travel. But the costs of the scheme are rising fast whilst funding is falling. This financial ‘timebomb’ will lead to severe cuts in other frontline transport services unless a sustainable funding solution can be found.
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New DfT bus proposals welcomed

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Passengers boarding a bus

Responding to a consultation on a package of measures on buses by the Department for Transport (launched yesterday, 9th March), lead Director General for pteg on bus issues, David Brown, said:

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Support for MPs call for better monitoring of bus services

Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Bus outside Barnsley Interchange

pteg has welcomed a report from the House of Commons Transport Select Committee [1] which calls for locally accountable Integrated Transport Authorities to be given the job of monitoring bus punctuality and reliability.

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Following London's lead could turn city region bus networks around

Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Bus and bus stop in Greater Manchester

According to a new analysis of the latest industry statistics by leading bus industry expert, Professor Peter White of the University of Westminster, making bus networks simple, frequent and stable every day and all day - could help trigger a revival in city region bus networks.

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Wide-ranging reforms for bus subsidy welcomed

Monday, March 17, 2008

pteg has welcomed Government proposals to reform more than £400 million of bus subsidy payments.

The Bus Services Operators Grant (BSOG) is currently paid per litre of diesel burned. So the less fuel efficient the bus the higher the subsidy payment.

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