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No bus franchising powers for North of Tyne’s elected mayor

BUSES

Andrew Forster
05 January 2018
 

The elected mayor of the North of Tyne Combined Authority will not have the automatic power to implement bus franchising – unlike every other elected mayor leading a combined authority in England. 

The mayor, who will cover Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland, will be deprived the bus franchising powers because transport governance will be handled by a joint committee covering the existing larger North East Combined Authority (NECA) area. 

NECA covers seven authorities,...

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