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Regular news: Issue 473 19 Jul 2007

Boundary rules will limit attraction of Bill's new PTA powers, DfT told

The Government's proposal to allow Passenger Transport Authorities to be established across England will have only limited attractions to councils unless the proposed legislation is significantly amended, the DfT is being told.

Proposed powers in the draft Local Transport Bill will allow two or more county or unitary councils to ask the Secretary of State for approval to establish a PTA (LTT 24 May). But many authorities are concerned that the appeal of the PTA option will be limited because...

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