Greater Manchester is changing the way that buses are run. And we have an opportunity to have our say on their future here in Manchester Gorton.
Buses play a huge role in our ability to get to work, the connectivity of our communities, the services we can access, and the sustainability and health of our city. Manchester Gorton contains some of the most deprived communities in Greater Manchester and for many people living here, buses are an essential lifeline.
Bringing buses back under local control will be the biggest change to Greater Manchester’s buses since de-regulation in 1986. This decision will be part of a new integrated public transport network; allowing people to change easily between different modes of transport, with simple, affordable price-capped tickets. As TfGM and the Mayor begin the process of bringing our buses back into public control, I want to ensure no one and no community in Manchester Gorton is left behind.
That’s why I’m launching the Manchester Gorton Bus Survey to hear from you about what you want from our future bus network and how it can best serve the people of this constituency.