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GM puts bus franchising on ice as Covid-19 costs are itemised


26 June 2020

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has kicked a decision on its bus franchising plans into the long grass because of Covid-19.

Presenting a report about the franchise consultation exercise to this week’s meeting of the GMCA, Eamonn Boylan, the chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester and the CA, said: “It is not considered appropriate for the GMCA to publish a formal response to the consultation as required by the Bus Services Act, or for the mayor to make a decision...

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