Peak-time travel restrictions on public transport for those aged 60+ or those with disabilities scrapped in Liverpool City Region for rest of 2020

Peak-time travel restrictions on public transport for those aged 60+ or those with disabilities scrapped in Liverpool City Region for rest of 2020

Peak-time travel restrictions on public transport for those aged 60+ or those with disabilities scrapped in Liverpool City Region for rest of 2020

                                     

Mayor Steve Rotheram (Liverpool City Region Combined Authority) 1st February 2019
Mayor Steve Rotheram (Liverpool City Region Combined Authority) 1st February 2019

Mayor Steve Rotheram (pictured above) has announced that all previous restrictions on peak-time travel Monday to Friday before 9.30 am on public transport by concessionary passholders (those 60 and over and with disabilities) have been lifted effective from Monday 23rd March 2020 and continuing to the end of 2020. The author of this piece has a pass on disability grounds.
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Councillors expected to freeze Mersey Tunnel tolls in 2019 and not increase LCRCA element of council tax

Councillors expected to freeze Mersey Tunnel tolls in 2019 and not increase LCRCA element of council tax

Councillors expected to freeze Mersey Tunnel tolls in 2019 and not increase LCRCA element of council tax

                               

Councillors on the LCRCA Transport Committee setting the Mersey Tunnel tolls in 2018
Councillors on the LCRCA Transport Committee setting the Mersey Tunnel tolls in 2018

In papers to be published later today (8th January 2019), councillors on the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee will be recommended to freeze tunnel tolls. The decision itself however will be made by Mayor Steve Rotheram and representatives of councils in the city region.

Although tunnel tolls are expected to stay the same for residents using a Fast Tag from the Liverpool City Region, there is expected to be a rise in the toll charged for residents from outside the region or not using the Fast Tag.

A recommendation not to increase the amount of council tax that goes to the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority from local residents is also expected to be made.

However as there will be an election in May 2020 for the post of Liverpool City Region Mayor – it was expected that in an election year that neither the Mersey Tunnel tolls or council tax would rise.

The formal decisions at a public meeting by politicians on these matters will happen later this month.

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Hundreds protest about climate change and greenspaces before, during and after Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting

Hundreds protest about climate change and greenspaces before, during and after Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting

Hundreds protest about climate change and greenspaces before, during and after Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting

                                            

protest Mann Island climate change greenspaces 12th April 2019 photo 1
Protest outside Mann Island, Liverpool about climate change and greenspaces 12th April 2019 photo 1

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