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The Transport Economists’ Group, formed in 1973, provides a forum for people involved in transport economics to meet regularly and discuss matters of mutual interest. Membership is open to economists working in transport and others whose work is connected with transport economics. The aim of the Group is to improve the quality of transport management, planning and decision making by promoting lectures, discussions and publications related to the economics of transport and of the environment within which the industry functions.

Next meeting, Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 17:30 for 18:00

Andrew Last of Minnerva will speak on “Concessionary Bus Travel for Older and Disabled people – trends and insights”.

Andrew Last is a consultant who has specialised in concessionary travel reimbursement for many years. He has advised DfT, the Scottish and Welsh governments, many local authorities, the Passenger Transport Executives, and both bus and train operators.

Since the introduction of free bus travel for older and disabled people around the UK, concessionary passengers have typically come to represent more than 40% of all bus passengers, and reimbursement payments to bus operators 20% of operator revenues, or more. This is despite changes in entitlement in England, that have attempted to reign-in the associated public expenditure. Andrew will draw on a variety of data, including nationally published statistics and some local data, where available, in his presentation.

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