Get the biggest politics stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid EmailGreater Manchester is set to become the first city region to take back control of bus services. Mayor Andy Burnham wants to create a London-style integrated transport system that puts passengers before bus company profits. Fares and routes would be regulated and bus firms would have to bid for franchises, making public transport less “fragmented and unreliable”. (Image: Colin Horne - Manchester Evening News)Greater Manchester would be the first city region outside London to use the Bus Services Act 2017 to take control of regulating its buses. Graham Vidler, of the Confederation of Passenger Transport, which represents operators, said council taxpayers would bear the “financial risks of running services”.
Source: Daily Mirror June 24, 2019 20:48 UTC