Author Topic: Greater Manchester mayor's plan to take control of buses  (Read 193 times)

celeste

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48744234

Politicians would be given power to set Greater Manchester's bus routes and fares under plans to bring the transport network under public control.

Mayor Andy Burnham wants to introduce a model similar to London, which would see bus operators bidding to run services on a franchise basis.

The proposals would help to make public transport less "fragmented and unreliable", Mr Burnham said.

Stagecoach said taxpayers would have to foot a "massive bill" for the plans.

The metropolitan mayor said an assessment into the region's bus services had been completed and he would ask Greater Manchester Combined Authority to approve the proposals on Friday.




The plans would be subject to a public consultation.

Greater Manchester would become the first city region outside London to make use of new powers under the Bus Services Act 2017 to take control of regulating its buses.

Campaigners say that, since deregulation of the network in 1986, bus operators have "cherry-picked" the most profitable routes and leave some communities underserved.
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Re: Greater Manchester mayor's plan to take control of buses
« Reply #1 on: 18:48:35, 24/06/19 »
Up goes the Council tax.

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Re: Greater Manchester mayor's plan to take control of buses
« Reply #2 on: 21:50:57, 24/06/19 »
Up goes the Council tax.
or congestion charge which no one wanted plus people voted against having a mayor ,so much for democracy

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Re: Greater Manchester mayor's plan to take control of buses
« Reply #3 on: 17:20:16, 26/06/19 »
Burnham's plan for free travel for 16 - 18 year old has risen by 1m because allegedly he didn't factor in the cost of marketing, securing opportunities for young people from cultural organisations, extra resource for answering customer queries, stakeholder communications and the costs of managing the pilot.
  All on the Council tax, this pratt is going to rinse us big time.