The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (CA) has been created to strategically lead work on economic development, transport and employment and skills in the City Region to support jobs and
It allows the City Region to speak with one voice in a democratically accountable structure which can attract funding and devolved powers from Government. It is made up of the Mayor of Liverpool, the leaders of Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton and the Chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership.
Transport is a key focus of the CA – recognition of the central role it plays in building the economy and enabling and encouraging regeneration.
is the Executive body that provides professional, strategic and operational transport advice to the Combined Authority to enable it to make informed decisions. It is also the delivery arm, making transport happen.
Merseytravel delivers transport projects that support the economic growth of the Liverpool City Region. The focus is on improving connectivity within the region and beyond, such as through leading on the development of the long term rail strategy, improving the customer experience from ticket buying to journey planning and maintaining the integrated transport network, including the Mersey Ferries and Mersey Tunnels, to ensure it is fit for the future, accessible and safe.
The Transport Committee of the CA is the ‘Merseytravel Committee’
. It is responsible for overseeing Merseytravel, making recommendations on transport to the CA and taking any decisions on matters delegated to it by the CA.
The Merseytravel Committee comprises of 20 Members
, each of whom must be an elected Councillor, elected to one of the six constituent councils of the Combined Authority area.