Transport chiefs take forward plans to improve local bus services and cut cost to the taxpayer

The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority today agreed to move forward with plans aimed at providing better bus services while reducing the cost to local taxpayers by £70m. Key features of a proposal it is now opening to consultation include capping future price rises, making travel cheaper for young people and students, introducing simple […]

Cheap Child fares safe for next two years

Child fares on Tyne and Wear’s local transport will remain low for the next two years, after the Integrated Transport Authority today confirmed funding for the concessionary payment scheme. ITA chairman Cllr David Wood today confirmed the Child Concessionary Travel scheme, which saves families up to £300 a year on the cost of travel, will […]

Special meeting of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority

A special meeting of the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority will take place on Friday, 26 July, at which members will consider alternative proposals to meet the policy objectives set out in the ITA’s Bus Strategy. The ITA will consider a proposed multi-operator voluntary partnership put forward by bus companies through the North East […]