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Responding to new Government statistics which show that the decline in bus use outside London has accelerated, Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro and Chair of pteg, said:
pteg today welcomed the Government's decision to go ahead with the Northern Rail franchise, and looks forward to working with Northern Rail operator - Serco-NedRailways.
Cllr Mark Dowd, Chair of Merseytravel, was elected as Chair of the PTA Special Interest Group at their AGM held today in Leeds.
The SIG brings together representatives of all seven Passenger Transport Authorities.
pteg has welcomed Government plans to give PTEs greater powers to regulate bus services as a ‘the biggest breakthrough on bus policy for years.’
Kieran Preston, Chair of pteg, said:
pteg today welcomed Alistair Darling’s announcement that PTEs are to be given more powers over their local rail networks.
Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro, and Chair of pteg said:
pteg has welcomed a new report by the Commission for Integrated Transport, on encouraging better delivery of local bus services.
Rob Donald, Director General of Centro, takes the lead for pteg on bus issues:
pteg today welcomed the announcement that Serco-NedRailways is the preferred bidder for the Northern Trains franchise.
Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro and Chair of pteg, said:
Key officers from across the PTEs gathered in Manchester on 25th May to learn from Greater Manchester’s experience on Quality Bus Corridors (QBCs).
A House of Commons Early Day Motion which calls for local authorities and PTEs to be given the powers to step in and regulate bus services, where private companies have failed to deliver, has now attracted the support of more than 100 Labour and Liberal Democrat backbench MPs (including six memb