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Doing buses differently

Greater Manchester launches consultation on bus reform proposals in light of new report on Covid-19

Greater Manchester is launching a further public consultation to get a wide range of views on its proposals to reform the bus market; in light of the findings of a new report on the impact of Covid-19.

Andy Burnham at the launch of contactless payments

Major safety boost for region’s transport network

  • Dedicated ‘trambassadors’ on Metrolink helping people to travel safely 
  • TfGM joins national hidden disability scheme to boost exempt passengers' confidence when travelling  
  • First of 27 new trams to be put in service & delivery of the second imminent 
  • TravelSafe Partnership to hold further days of action around face covering compliance on transport 
  • An extra 500 hours cleaning every week on trams and stops across the network in line with increased travel 
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Latest cycling and walking schemes secure £5.6m funding for next steps

Greater Manchester’s Bee Network plan to deliver the UK’s first joined up cycling and walking network has had £5.6m worth of new cycling and walking routes confirmed for the next stages of delivery.

CAGM It's time to give your views

Greater Manchester Mayor and Leaders rally final views on Clean Air Zone proposals to help build the case for government funding

  • With just one week left to take part in the GM-wide Clean Air consultation, local politicians say feedback is crucial to make a water-tight government funding ask to reflect Covid conditions.
  • Clean Air Zone key to build back cleaner and greener from the pandemic – cleaning up our air now and for future generations.
  • Members of the public and the taxi and private hire trade urged to feedback on parallel consultation proposals that would help promote new customer and vehicle standards, and protect the trade from out of town competition.
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Exciting progress on landmark project for Stockport

An exciting milestone is set to be passed as plans to develop a modern transport interchange and residential development in Stockport town centre begin to take shape.

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Greater Manchester reaches next step in bus reform journey as it prepares to consult on impact of Covid-19

Greater Manchester is preparing to hold a further consultation on its proposals to reform the bus market following work to understand the potential impact of Covid-19.

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Landmark moment for Metrolink as first new vehicle arrives

The first of 27 new Metrolink trams has arrived in Manchester after an epic 1,800km journey across Europe.  

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Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester's Cycling and Walking Commissioner, comments on £15.8 million funding allocation from national government's Active Travel Fund

Strictly embargoed until 00.01am on Friday 13 November

Today (Friday 13 November), the Department for Transport has confirmed that local authorities across Greater Manchester will receive £15.8m of funding to implement pop-up cycling and walking routes and active neighbourhoods across the region, as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Multiple boost for major Metrolink scheme

The recently opened Metrolink line though Trafford Park has been recognised as an ‘outstanding engineering achievement’ after scooping several prestigious national industry awards.

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Park and ride expansion boost for Metrolink

Plans to increase park and ride provision at Radcliffe and Whitefield have been given the green light – boosting access to sustainable transport in the area.  

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Greater Manchester chooses Vivacity Labs to deploy AI-controlled road junctions to optimise traffic networks

- New world of travel sees more cyclists and pedestrians using junctions originally designed to prioritise cars and other vehicles
- Vivacity Labs’ AI to be used at ‘smart junctions’ to give priority to other road users, accommodating more foot/bike travellers

Help clean up Greater Manchester's air

Businesses urged to have their say on two major consultations to help Greater Manchester build back greener

As England faces tighter restrictions as part of a second national lockdown, Greater Manchester’s leaders are calling on all businesses to make sure they have their say in two major public consultations to help shape the city-region’s final plans to tackle air pollution as part of efforts to build back cleaner and greener following the pandemic.