OFT proposes referral of local bus services to Competition Commission – Office of Fair Trading

Posted August 20th, 2009 in competition, press releases, transport by sally

“The OFT has today published its market study into the supply of local bus services and proposes to refer the sector to the Competition Commission (CC) for more detailed investigation.”

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Office of Fair Trading, 20th August 2009

Source: www.oft.gov.uk

Local bus sector referred to Competition Commission – The Guardian

Posted August 20th, 2009 in competition, news, transport by sally

“The local bus sector is to be investigated over concerns that lack of competition is leading to higher fares for passengers, the Office of Fair Trading announced today.”

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The Guardian, 20th August 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

EU privacy watchdog issues warning over transport monitoring – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 24th, 2009 in EC law, news, privacy, transport by sally

“New systems planned by the European Commission to ease traffic problems across Europe do not adequately protect the privacy of travellers, according to the regulator set up to monitor the privacy implications of Commission actions.”

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OUT-LAW.,com, 24th July 2099

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OFT launches competition inquiry on the buses – The Times

Posted March 6th, 2009 in competition, news, transport by sally

“The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) began an investigation into local bus services yesterday. The regulator said that the inquiry had been prompted by increasing concentration in the sector, which, after a number of takeovers, had left nearly two thirds of services controlled by only five large operators: Arriva, Go-Ahead, Stagecoach, FirstGroup and National Express.”

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The Times, 6th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Police seek new rights for searching rail passengers – The Guardian

Posted January 14th, 2009 in news, offensive weapons, police, stop and search, transport by sally

“Passengers who buy a London train or tube ticket would automatically be giving their consent to be searched, under proposals now under consideration.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Local Transport Act 2008

Posted December 18th, 2008 in legislation, transport by sally

Local Transport Act 2008 published

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Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Solicitor pocketed £4,000 by claiming non-existent delays on Tube – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2008 in fraud, news, transport by sally

“A ‘senior’ solicitor, who pocketed thousands by claiming for non-existent delays on London Underground, narrowly escaped jail today.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th November 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Local Transport Act 2008

Posted November 27th, 2008 in legislation, transport by sally

Local Transport Act 2008 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

No appeals for bus passengers – The Times

Posted October 6th, 2008 in complaints, news, transport by sally

“Bus passengers will have weaker legal rights than rail passengers, despite a government pledge that they would be treated equally by a new public transport watchdog.”

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The Times, 6th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Certificates of Professional Competence – response to consultation – Ministry of Justice

Posted September 10th, 2008 in consultations, transport, Transport Tribunal by sally

“A response to the consultation paper, Certificates of Professional Competence – Transport Tribunal Amendment Rules 2008.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2008

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Criminal record for not paying bus fare – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 11th, 2008 in criminal records, fines, news, transport by sally

“A young mother has been fined and given a criminal record for not paying her 90p fare on a London bus.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008

Posted August 1st, 2008 in legislation, local government, London, parking, road traffic, transport by sally

Local Authorities and Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (pdf)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Transport for London Act 2008

Posted June 26th, 2008 in legislation, London, transport by sally

Transport for London Act 2008 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

Lords warn Government on passenger data isolation – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 17th, 2008 in data protection, news, transport by sally

“The Government’s hard line on the collection and use of information on travellers could isolate it within Europe and leave it with less information than other states, a parliamentary committee has warned.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th June 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

Boris bans alcohol on buses and tube – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2008 in alcohol abuse, London, news, transport by sally

” New London Mayor Boris Johnson today announced an alcohol ban on transport in the capital.”

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The Independent, 7th May 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Commuter fined £69 for standing in first class – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 30th, 2008 in fines, news, transport by sally

“A train passenger was given a £69 on-the-spot fine for standing in a first class luggage area because there was no room in second class.”

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bus passengers in EU law “farce” – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2008 in EC law, news, transport, working time by sally

“Passengers across the UK have been hit by EU rules on working hours meant to protect drivers, bus companies say.”

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BBC News, 25th March 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

MI5 seeks powers to trawl records in new terror hunt – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2008 in data protection, news, special report, terrorism, transport by sally

“Millions of commuters could have their private movements around cities secretly monitored under new counter-terrorism powers being sought by the security services.”

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The Guardian, 16th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Magistrate carried out Tube scam – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2008 in magistrates, news, theft, transport by sally

“A magistrate who carried out a £5,000 Tube ticket scam has been given a suspended sentence.”

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BBC News, 12th Februrary 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

TfL unveils legal panel – The Lawyer

Posted August 29th, 2007 in law firms, news, transport by sally

“Transport for London (TfL) has awarded panel positions to a dozen law firms, with Eversheds retained to work specifically on the company’s mainstream work.”

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The Lawyer, 29th August 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com