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Transport: Independent Transport Authorities

Volume 704: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking to set up the independent transport authorities as proposed in the Local Transport Bill; and what particular actions are being taken in the Greater Bristol and the Solent areas. [HL5647]

The Local Transport Bill provides that the six existing passenger transport authorities in England will become integrated transport authorities (ITAs). It also enables authorities in these and other areas to carry out reviews of existing governance arrangements for planning and delivering transport in their area and—where necessary—to make proposals to improve these, including the possible establishment of new ITAs. It will be for authorities in areas such as Greater Bristol and the Solent themselves to draw up proposals for the establishment of new ITAs, if they consider that this would be likely to improve the planning and delivery of transport in their area.