Dial & Ride: Funding and Delivery Arrangements
Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of Report: The report details the options for delivery
arrangements for the Dial & Ride Service including a grant
funding model for York Wheels. Depending on the decisions made
about how the service is delivered there is a further decision
required about replacement of two life-expired Dial & Ride
The Executive will be asked to delegate to Corporate Director of Place authority to enter into a grant funding model with York Wheels for the Dial & Ride Service.
Authorise the replacement of two minibuses in compliance with current council policies using existing Capital Programme allocations.
Authorise the Corporate Director of Place authority to open discussions with York Wheels about how they may be able to support improved disabled access to the City Centre.
Resolved: (i) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the S.151 Officer and Director of Governance, to enter into a grant funding model with York Wheels for the Dial & Ride Service.
Reason: To ensure that local community transport services continue to operate at full strength on a stable financial basis.
(ii) That approval be given for the grant-funded replacement of two minibuses, in compliance with current council fleet replacement policies.
Reason: To ensure that the Dial & Ride service meets the highest reliability and safety standards going forward within the available budget.
(iii) That the additional cost of the service going forward be recognised, and that it be noted that this will be funded from Bus Service Operator Grant (BSOG).
Reason: To ensure that new service is funded within available budgets.
(iv) That the Corporate Director of Place be authorised to open discussions with York Wheels about how they may be able to support Blue Badge Holders with access to the City Centre up to the value of £50k.
Reason: To ensure that the Dial & Ride is part of the solution to ensuring disabled access to the city centre in the future.
Report author: Sam Fryers
Publication date: 19/11/2021
Date of decision: 18/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 23/11/2021