The Scottish Parliament has passed a Bill to set up a new operating company to manage the Forth Road Bridge, the new Forth Replacement Crossing and the surrounding road infrastructure.
It will result in ‘twin bridge’ management for operational efficiency of the existing structure and the new crossing that is currently being built. It’s been estimated that savings of £6m over five years could be achieved once the new bridge is completed.
The existing structure will be used for public transport, cyclists and pedestrians.
Transport minister Keith Brown said: “We will now take forward a robust tendering process to ensure that the high quality of service delivered by the current operators, FETA, continues and is improved upon where possible.”