Decision details

BSIP - Bus Network Plan and Superbus

Decision Maker: Transport Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To request funding of over £1m to deliver additional service enhancements with tranche 1.5.

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)              That the Committee noted the content of the report and feedback provided.

 

(ii)             That the Committee approved the approach to allocating the BSIP Phase Three funding and these proposals are submitted to the DfT by 31 January 2024 and form the basis of an updated Enhanced Partnership with operators.

 

(iii)           That the Committee approved that the change request (Appendix 1) be approved, to the change of scope of the BSIP Superbus element of the scheme, and to release a further £3,168,245 from the existing Bus Network Plan and Superbus scheme budget, taking the totalapproval from £7,998,434 to £11,166,679, subject to discharging the Conditions delegated to the Executive Director of Transport. The total scheme cost remained at £29,100,000. The additional approval would fund:

 

·                 Up to £2,000,000 to deliver the Wakefield Superbus scheme.

 

·                 £1,168,245 increase in cost to deliver the revised Halifax to Huddersfield Superbus scheme, increasing the budget from £1,469,527 up to £2,637,772.

 

(iv)           That the Combined Authority will provide funding to the bus operators, by using existing contractual arrangements, for expenditure of up to £11,166,679 from the Bus Service Improvement Plan Revenue funding.

 

(v)             That future approvals be made in accordance with the assurance pathway, approval route, and tolerances outlined in the report. Where required, any future committee level approvals be delegated to the Transport Committee.

 

 

 

Publication date: 22/03/2024

Date of decision: 29/01/2024

Effective from: 23/03/2024