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The Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive (MPTE, or Merseytravel, as it is branded) is the Passenger Transport Executive responsible for the coordination of public transport in the metropolitan county of Merseyside, England. It was first established in 1970, and took its current boundaries in 1974 when the metropolitan county was created.
The body is controlled by the Merseyside Passenger Transport Authority, which is comprised of 18 councillors assembled from Merseyside's five districts: Liverpool, Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton and Wirral.