Neil Scales named as one of the most influential in public transport
Merseytravel chief executive Neil Scales has been named the 17th most influential person in UK public transport.
Could it be because Mr Scales, who runs Merseyside's transport authority, lives by the mantra of creating a "single integrated public transport system accessible to all"?
He was listed above the Sir Richard Branson, who owns Virgin Trains and appeared 21st in the list compiled by trade magazine New Transit.
Number one was Sir Moir Lockhead, chief executive of First Group followed by Brian Souter, co-founder and chief exec of Stagecoach.