Key appointments made to Transport for Greater Manchester Committee

27 June 2011  •  Source: Transport for Greater Manchester

The leading members of Greater Manchester’s transport committee were appointed at the authority’s first Annual General Meeting on Friday.

Established on 1 April 2011, Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) is a joint committee of the new Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

It undertakes much of the work previously undertaken by the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) which was abolished on 1 April, and advises the Combined Authority on transport policy.

Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive (GMPTE) has changed its name to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and taken on new jobs and responsibilities under the new arrangements.

A total of 33 members were appointed to TfGMC, representing the ten district authorities in Greater Manchester, and the following key appointments were made:

  • Chair – Councillor Andrew Fender (Manchester)
  • Vice Chair and Chair of the Capital Projects & Policy sub-committee – Councillor Roger Jones (Salford)
  • Vice Chair and Chair of the Bus & TfGM Services sub-committee – Councillor Mark Aldred (Wigan)
  • Vice Chair and Chair of the Metrolink & Rail Networks sub-committee – Councillor Doreen Dickinson (Tameside)

Councillor Fender said: “I am honoured to have been appointed as Chair of the new Transport for Greater Manchester Committee as it embarks on its first year.

“This is a very important time for transport across the region and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we continue building a quality, integrated transport network for the people of Greater Manchester.”

The establishment of the new Combined Authority, TfGMC and TfGM represent new governance arrangements for transport in Greater Manchester.

The TfGMC oversees public transport and is also responsible for overseeing the management and maintenance of traffic signals, and alongside districts and the Highways Agency, the management of road network strategy and promoting road safety.

The new governance arrangements secure improvements in the co-ordination of transport functions, which will provide the platform for the delivery of more consistent and efficient transport networks to keep Greater Manchester moving in the right direction.

To find out more about Transport for Greater Manchester, visit www.tfgm.com.

To find out more about Transport for Greater Manchester Committee, visit www.transportforgreatermanchestercommittee.gov.uk.

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