Decision Maker: Chief Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The BSIP was taken to Cabinet on 26th October
2021 with the following approvals granted:
1) Approve the Council’s draft Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).
2) Authorises the Strategic Director for Places, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Communities, Environment and Climate Change to approve any amendments to the BSIP, along with any alterations required in LTP4 to reflect the changes associated with the BSIP.
Due to the tight timescales associated with the preparation of the BSIP, it has been necessary to make amendments to the document since it was published alongside the Cabinet report.
Approval of these amendments is now being sought, to enable the BSIP to be uploaded to the RCC website and submitted to the DfT for consideration.
Future Government funding for bus services will be dependent on whether a local authority has published a BSIP. The deadline for publishing the BSIP is 31st October 2021.
Review and confirm amendments to the BSIP and
approve publication of the BSIP online and submission to the
Department for Transport.
Option 1 - Review and confirm amendments to
the BSIP and approve publication of the BSIP online and submission
to the Department for Transport.
Option 2 - Do not submit a BSIP and retain Passenger Transport Strategy – under this option we would be unlikely to receive any Government funding for public bus services.
Option 3 - Submit the version of the BSIP viewed by Cabinet – however this version does not contain the most up to date and accurate information.
Publication date: 15/11/2021
Date of decision: 29/10/2021