Mayor has to take con­trol of our buses

Manchester Evening News - - LETTERS, COMMENTS AND EMAILS -

THANK-you to the M.E.N. for cov­er­ing the story in re­la­tion to Mark Bur­ton and his col­leagues cam­paign­ing for bet­ter bus ser­vices.

I to­tally agree with their sen­ti­ments and cam­paign.

The bus ser­vices in Greater Manch­ester are a sham­bles,and the only win­ners are the fat cat share­hold­ers from First, Ar­riva and Stage­coach.

The Mayor Andy Burn­ham has been in the post since May 2017. Bring­ing in the bus ser­vices bill was one this man­i­festos dur­ing his run­ning for mayor. The Mayor needs to de­liver on his prom­ises and fran­chise the op­er­a­tors so he can set routes and fares.

I ap­pre­ci­ate that Mar­garet Thatcher brought in dereg­u­la­tions of trans­port ex­cept for Lon­don, but a good and ef­fi­cient bus ser­vice may con­vince peo­ple to leave their cars at home and con­sider pub­lic trans­port that in it­self may al­le­vi­ate some con­ges­tion.

Stephen Holt, North Manch­ester

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