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West Yorkshire gets set for mass transit and bus franchising

Deniz Huseyin
21 March 2024
Tracy Brabin: By setting out our plans to submit to Government, we are taking a major step forward towards the biggest infrastructure project West Yorkshire has seen since the development of the motorways six decades ago
Tracy Brabin: By setting out our plans to submit to Government, we are taking a major step forward towards the biggest infrastructure project West Yorkshire has seen since the development of the motorways six decades ago
 

Plans for a light rail mass transit system for Leeds and Bradford have been unveiled by West Yorkshire’s Mayor Tracy Brabin. Alongside this, the Mayor has announced that the region is to retake control of buses by 2028 under a franchising system similar to the one launched by Greater Manchester last year.

At a meeting last Thursday West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) approved the mass transit “strategic outline case” document to the DfT.

This comes after DfT's pledge...

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