There are a number of mechanisms currently in place for using the transport network. ie single fare, return, tfgm daily, weekly, monthly. Bus only. System One... bus, metro and local trains. Private company own prices. They are usually discounted but can only be available on their company services. There's currently a lot of public anger due to the poor services and the companies are not being penalised. The only good service is the Metrolink network. Andy Burnham has little choice really but to step in and shake the tree.