Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority

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Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority
Formation1 April 1986
FounderLocal Government Act 1985
Extinction1 April 2011
SubsidiariesGreater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive
Formerly called
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority

The Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority (GMITA) was a local government institution responsible for the strategic direction of passenger transport in Greater Manchester. It existed from 1969 to 1974 as the SELNEC Passenger Transport Authority and was then replaced by Greater Manchester County Council. It was created again in 1986 as the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority. It was renamed in 2008 as the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority. Policy of the authority was delivered by the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive. It was replaced by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority in 2011.

Reconstitution in 1986[edit]

The passenger transport authority was reconstituted by the Local Government Act 1985 in 1986 to replace the Greater Manchester County Council which was abolished. Its membership was made up of appointed councillors from the councils in Greater Manchester, based on population: Bolton 3, Bury 2, Manchester 5, Oldham 3, Rochdale 2, Salford 3, Stockport 3, Tameside 3, Trafford 3, and Wigan 3.[1]

Reform and abolition[edit]

The Local Transport Act 2008 reconstituted it as the Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority.

The integrated transport authority was abolished when the Greater Manchester Combined Authority was established in April 2011.[2]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Various other
SELNEC public transport authority
1969–1974
Succeeded by
Greater Manchester County Council
Preceded by
Greater Manchester County Council
Greater Manchester public transport authority
1986–2011
Succeeded by
Greater Manchester Combined Authority