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26 Feb 2019
Statement in response to the Greater Manchester Clean Air Zone proposal.
Elisabeth Tasker, Managing Director of Stagecoach Manchester, said: "This is nothing short of a stealth tax on bus passengers, many of whom are the poorest and most excluded in our communities.
In contrast, today's announcement of a new bus tax shows a continuing lack of political courage and leadership. Pollution levels are four times worse in nose to tail traffic. Political leaders in Greater Manchester should be tackling the root cause of dirty air: crippling road congestion caused by too many cars on our roads."
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