Houghton and Sunderland South MP, Bridget Phillipson and over 1500 supporters of her ‘Big Bus Campaign’ have come one step closer to establishing a London-style bus system in Tyne and Wear after councillors on the Integrated Transport Authority met today and agreed to allow Nexus to finalise its proposals.

Commenting on today’s decision by the ITA, Bridget Phillipson said:

“It’s taken two years of hard campaigning for the ITA to be in a position to allow Nexus to develop plans for a transparent, accountable and affordable London-style bus system.

“Later in the year the ITA will make its final decision on the future of our bus network. Over the coming months I will continue to campaign for a transparent, affordable and accountable bus transport system in Tyne and Wear.

“Thousands of local people including local businesses and trades unions have already joined my ‘Big Bus Campaign’. I will continue to put pressure on the ITA to make the right decision and support the London-style bus system we need to help support and grow our economy.”

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