York’s response to the National Bus Strategy
Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport
Decision status: Withdrawn
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: To set out how CYC will respond to the national
government stipulation that local transport authorities must either
form an Enhanced Quality Bus Partnership or move to franchise their
bus services if they are to continue to receive covid bus service support grants after June 2021,
and how CYC will develop the Bus Service Improvement Plan required
by central government.
The Executive Member will be asked to endorse the approach which is set out in the report which will then be subject to full Executive approval.
i. The Executive Member endorsed the approach set out in the report and agreed to refer the item to the Executive meeting on 20th May 2021 as a decision of key importance.
Reason: To allow timely development of a Bus Service Improvement Plan for York and mitigate against potential loss of Covid bus service support grant from July 2021. It will then allow a Bus Service Improvement Plan to be delivered in time for a decision on its adoption to be made at an Executive meeting in September 2021 – prior to the DfT’s deadline of October 2021.
Report author: Julian Ridge
Publication date: 12/05/2021
Date of decision: 11/05/2021
Decided at meeting: 11/05/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport
Effective from: 14/05/2021