Fines worth a FIFTH of bridge in­come

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More than 70,000 trips were made across the bridge on most week­days, more than pre­dicted lev­els, but with dips around the hol­i­day pe­riod in De­cem­ber and Jan­uary.

The spokes­woman said cus­tomers, res­i­dents and any­one else in­ter­ested in the bridge can now ex­plore such data in­clud­ing graphs and ta­bles on top­ics such as cross­ings made, av­er­age daily traf­fic fig­ures, ve­hi­cle types, penalty charge no­tices, revenue and traf­fic by regis­tra­tion type.

She said the dash­board will be up­dated ev­ery three months.

Paul Fen­wick, MGCB chief ex­ec­u­tive, said: “This is part of the Mersey Gate­way Cross­ings Board and Merseyflow’s com­mit­ment to be trans­par­ent and to pro­vide ev­ery­one who uses the bridge with ac­cu­rate and re­li­able data on its oper­a­tion.

“The fact that traf­fic vol­umes are slightly higher than we es­ti­mated is good news and we’re work­ing hard with our col­leagues at Merseyflow to con­tinue to in­crease the num­ber of peo­ple pay­ing on time so we can min­imise the num­ber of CALL: 0151 472 2571 | EMAIL: EVENTS@ LIVER­POOL. COM WWW. R EGIONALBUSINESSAWARDS. CO. UK PCNs is­sued to com­muters.”

An­thony Ali­cas­tro, Merseyflow man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “The dash­board gives cus­tomers an at-a-glance view of how the bridge is per­form­ing and shows just how much traf­fic is us­ing the cross­ing and ben­e­fit­ting from quicker, eas­ier and more re­li­able jour­neys.”

“We want bridge users to have this in­for­ma­tion at their fin­ger­tips and we’ll pub­lish an up­dated dash­board ev­ery three months with the lat­est fig­ures.”

To view the dash­board visit the Merseyflow or Mersey Gate­way web­site.

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