TfGM opens doors for budget briefing

A public briefing on the city region's transport spending plans for 2015/16 is set to take place in front of residents and stakeholders at Manchester Town Hall next week.

The Transport for Greater Manchester Committee is due to hold its annual budget briefing in the Town Hall's conference hall on Monday 9 February, from 11.15am to 12.30pm.

Greater Manchester residents and stakeholders are welcome to attend the meeting, where councillors and directors from TfGM will present the budget for the next financial year and be available for a question and answer session.

The briefing will be hosted by Cllr Andrew Fender, chairman of TfGMC. He said: "Manchester has the fastest growing economy in the UK outside London and transport has a crucial role to play in supporting and sustaining that growth.

"We've achieved a great deal over recent years and we continue to deliver a programme of investment of over £2bn in transport infrastructure and services for Greater Manchester. This represents the biggest single investment in transport schemes outside London."

The £1.5bn Greater Manchester Transport Fund was established in May 2009 to pay for major transport schemes, including the Metrolink expansion programme, bus priority projects, park and ride and new transport interchanges. Greater Manchester's wider Growth Deal package will also see more than £350m invested in 12 major transport schemes between 2015/16 and 2020/21, including new transport interchanges, new roads, new bus priority measures and more trams for Metrolink.

TfGMC is a Joint Committee of the Combined Authority and the 10 district authorities of Greater Manchester. It oversees the work of TfGM, monitors the performance of transport services, scrutinises the delivery of transport capital projects, and advises the Combined Authority on transport policy.

  • To attend the briefing, please email or telephone 0161 244 1000. Registration will take place from 10.45am to 11.15am.

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