A permanent tribute will be placed inside the new Accrington bus station in memory of a former transport campaigner and council chief.
A commemorative stone to the late George Slynn, who was Hyndburn council leader for more than 11 years, will be placed in the new station, which is set to open in May.
The former postman and union representative, from Great Harwood, also served as an executive member for highways at Lancashire County Council over a 24-year career before he passed away in April 2009 aged 73.
Hyndburn council leader Miles Parkinson has confirmed they will look to commemorate his service to public transport by installing a permanent tribute inside the new bus station.
He said: “George was the chairman of planning at county hall and the chairman of highways. He used public transport extensively and was one of the main architects of the M65 and other transport infrastructure across East Lancashire.
“Because he was a non-car driver you always saw him getting on a bus or train to Preston. It is a fitting commemoration for his time as a senior member of the county council.”
Mr Slynn served as Hyndburn council leader from 1988 to 1999 and was also a driving force behind the development of the Globe Centre in Accrington.
Coun Parkinson said: “We don’t have anything across the borough as yet dedicated to George and this would be a nice way of acknowledging all the work he did across the borough.
“We are going to put the commemorative stone within the bus station and it will have one of his famous phrases on.”
The new bus station is due to open on May 22 and the opening will herald other changes in front of the town hall and major facelift works to key buildings.
Coun Parkinson added: “The new bus station is the first piece of the jigsaw, followed by a full revamp of the Peel Street area. Transport routes through Accrington will be reworked along Blackburn Road and St James Street to open up traffic flow around town with improved parking and pavements.
“The council have put in for Town Heritage Initiative funding to restore historic buildings and shops and create an Accrington Pals square around the Town Hall and Market Hall. This will make a real feature with buildings lit up in evening and a central hub for community events and festivals.
“This is just one of the many projects we will be delivering in coming years.”