In a Twitter thread, he said: "A lot of people have been asking me about buses in light of the announcement from Greater Manchester on Monday to see if we are using the same devolved powers
. The simple answer is yes.
"We are hopeful we can still get devolved powers
. We can do a lot that the city do now but we can be a lot more cost effective if we are allowed to do it."
They have called for further amendments to ensure that the temporary restriction on devolved powers
would require their consent, and any primary legislation required to establish common frameworks must be agreed by them.
Our elected local authority representatives have yet to take the deal offered and, if the delays in reaching agreement continue, the real threat to our region's wellbeing is not having devolved powers
at all rather than whether we have an elected mayor to bang the drum for us all in the wider world.
This is why devolved powers
have been encouraged, almost demanded by central government.
She rejected any talk of devolved powers
for Scotland as an incentive to halt that aspiration.
for social welfare could be handed back to Westminster, Peter Robinson warned last night.
The authority will have devolved powers
from the government to manage transport and drive economic growth.
NI21 wants more devolved powers
to be handed to the Assembly.
There are enough countries which have devolved powers
and nothing has happened.
"The devolved powers
mean that cars can now be removed from the highway before they become a target for arson or anti social related attacks.