Section 77: Change of name of passenger transport areas and PTAs
210.This section provides for the passenger transport areas in England created under the Transport Act 1968 – that is, the six metropolitan counties in England – to be known in future as “integrated transport areas”. It also provides for the Passenger Transport Authorities in England established under the Local Government Act 1985 (one for each passenger transport area) to be known as “Integrated Transport Authorities” (“ITAs”). This section also provides that any reference in existing legislation to a “passenger transport area” or “Passenger Transport Authority” in England and Wales should be read respectively as a reference to “integrated transport area” or “Integrated Transport Authority”.
211.This section also introduces Schedule 4, which makes amendments to various enactments consequential on the change of name. The amendments reflect the fact that the change of name does not apply in Scotland, where the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Authority remains as a statutory entity.