News: Call to new North East super council for bus takeover

“Bus campaigners are hoping a new super council will push on with takeover plans. With councils across Tyneside merging their transport roles, a passenger group has urged the new Combined Authority to back plans to let council leaders set all fares, routes and timetables. Vicki Gilbert, chair of the Tyne and Wear Public Transport Users Group, said: “It is vital that the councillors vote to continue with the process to bring in bus regulation. …” Newcastle Chronicle Read more here.