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Access York Phase 1 - Update Report

Meeting: 01/02/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for City Strategy (Item 59)

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This report provides the Executive Member with an update on the current situation regarding the Access York Phase 1 scheme which aims to expand the existing Park and Ride mass transit system whilst assisting with traffic congestion and reducing emissions in the city centre.

Decision:

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member for City Strategy agrees to:

 

i)        Approve the proposals for the preparation and submission of the Best and Final Funding Bid as set out in paragraphs 16 to 19 of the report.

 

ii)Approve a revised budget for the Access York Phase 1 scheme in 2010/11 as proposed in paragraphs 22 to 24 of the report.

 

REASON:                  To ensure that the Access York Phase 1 project continues to progress satisfactorily and to maximise the potential for DfT funding.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report, which provided him with an update on the current situation regarding the Access York Phase 1 scheme.

 

It confirmed that the submission of the Expression of Interest to the Department of Transport (DfT) on 4 January 2011 and set out the ongoing issues associated with the preparation and submission of the Best and Final Funding Bid during the summer. Details of the costs of continuing with the bidding process during 2010/11 and 2011/12 were also provided.

 

As part of the bid it was confirmed that it would be important to demonstrate that a bus operator would be procured with the required fleet of buses for the new Park and Ride site.

 

Officers confirmed that DfT guidance and feedback on the Expression of Interest was still awaited.

 

 

RESOLVED:             That the Executive Member for City Strategy agrees to:

 

i)        Approve the proposals for the preparation and submission of the Best and Final Funding Bid as set out in paragraphs 16 to 19 of the report.

 

ii)Approve a revised budget for the Access York Phase 1 scheme in 2010/11 as proposed in paragraphs 22 to 24 of the report. 1.

 

 

REASON:                  To ensure that the Access York Phase 1 project continues to progress satisfactorily and to maximise the potential for DfT funding.


 

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