The Community Transport Association (CTA) has welcomed proposals for bus franchising in Greater Manchester – but it has called on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to consider the community transport sector in the decision-making process.
CTA says that a franchising approach must protect its members’ interests and ensure that the integration of services that are commercially viable with those that are socially necessary is undertaken efficiently.
CTA stresses sector's social value
In its response to the GMCA consultation into franchising, CTA urges GMCA to “incorporate social value metrics . . .