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Transport targets could be missed

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The Department of Transport looks likely to miss its target for increased bus and light rail use after annual statistics again showed that only London has had a consistently large increase in ridership.

Its Public Transport Statistics Monitor 2008 measured progress against the DfT’s public service agreement target to increase bus and light rail patronage by 12% by 2010 against 2000 levels, and with increases in every region.

It showed that ridership of the capital’s buses and light rail systems rose since 2000 from 1.3bn to 2.2bn.

But in the rest of England, totals fell from 2.57bn to 2.53bn.

The monitor also showed that 970m journeys were made by passengers with concessionary fares in the last year of the old system, which allowed free travel only within the locality concerned.

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