The arguments for bus franchising in GM - and the man bitterly opposing it
'People are fed up of this'
Good morning members — today’s newsletter explores some of the arguments for and against bus franchising in Greater Manchester.
A few weeks ago, we published an interview with Sir Richard Leese, the longtime leader of Manchester City Council, about why he believes so strongly in re-regulating buses. If you missed that post, it’s well worth reading.
Today’s piece dives into a bit more detail: what do experts, campaigners and the bus operators think of the proposals to introduce London-style franchising in GM?
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