Agenda item

Bus Emergency Scheme (BES) - Request to all Councils to Sign Up to BES 2 Scheme




1.            the principles of the BES 2 agreement (Appendix 2) to secure (conditional) financial support for the bus sector and to establish a relationship with their regional lead authority and signatory, that ensures that the ongoing emergency funding meets the authority’s priorities and is delivered on its behalf be noted


2.            authority be delegated to the Director of Planning, Transport and Environment, subject to consultation with the Cabinet Member Strategic Planning and Transport, Cabinet Member Finance, Modernisation & Performance, s.151 Officer and Director Governance and Legal Services to determine and approve the final terms of the BES 2 Agreement and the Umbrella Partnership Agreement (as both are currently in draft form), give the Lead Local Authority (currently proposed to be Monmouthshire County Council) approval to sign the BES 2 agreement on Cardiff Council’s behalf and to deal with all ancillary matters relating thereto including any back to back agreement that may be required with the Lead Local Authority.


3.            It be noted that there will be further reports on bus reform proposals relating to the future management of bus services in the Region and Wales.


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