Transport for Edinburgh

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Not to be confused with Transport in Edinburgh.
TransportForEdinburgh.svg
Abbreviation TfE
Purpose Transport authority
Headquarters 55 Annandale Street
Edinburgh
EH7 4AZ
Region served
Edinburgh
Lothian
Chairman
Lesley Hinds
Main organ
Edinburgh Trams
Lothian Buses
Parent organisation
City of Edinburgh Council
Website www.transportforedinburgh.com

Transport for Edinburgh is an organisation that oversees public transport in Edinburgh, Scotland.[1] It manages the city's public transport operations in a similar manner to Transport for London, but with much fewer powers. The organisation works to integrate public transport services in Edinburgh operated by Edinburgh Trams, Lothian Buses and First Scotland East. It will eventually include cycling and walking routes within its portfolio, but will focus solely on buses and trams during its first twelve months. The formation of the organisation was announced on 15 August 2013, by Edinburgh transport convener and former Lord Provost of Edinburgh Lesley Hinds.[2]

The body holds City of Edinburgh Council's 91% stake in Lothian Buses, and its 100% stake in Edinburgh Trams. It has been reported that Transport for Edinburgh is the tenth largest employer in Edinburgh.[3] The board of directors of the body is chaired by Lesley Hinds. She is joined on the board by transport spokesperson Joanna Mowat, and city councillors Nigel Bagshaw and Steve Cardownie. Three non-executive directors have also been hired: solicitor Ann Faulds, academic Steve Cassidy and transport specialist Tony Depledge.[3][4]

Transport for Edinburgh does not have a separate office, but instead utilises the offices of Lothian Buses.[3] Its logo was revealed on 17 December 2013.[5]

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  1. ^ "Transport for Edinburgh: New body to oversee trams and buses". BBC News. 15 August 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Dalton, Alastair (16 August 2013). "New body to coordinate Edinburgh transport". The Scotsman. Retrieved 12 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Council backs new Transport for Edinburgh board". Edinburgh Evening News. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Miller, Dale (13 December 2013). "Experts lined up to oversee running of city trams". Edinburgh Evening News. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Transport for Edinburgh livery revealed today". The Edinburgh Reporter. 17 December 2013. Retrieved 17 December 2013.