It was only a few days ago that a 'Plan B' for the future of Manchester's public transport was devised and already it seems that the dreams of bus, train and tram users around Greater Manchester are coming true. Forget the need for a congestion charge, we're getting a huge package of projects anyway. There will be a price of course, much of the £1.4bn will be based on loans.
We're busy covering the Futuresonic Festival over the next few days so we'll publish more analysis of the news after that. In short though:
Yay! Cross-city buses and Metrolink extensions.
Boo! Public borrowing, new roads being built and no smartcard system being introduced.
In the meantime, have a read of the Manchester Evening News' coverage and take in the great news.