Notes of Executive meeting 23 June 2017 – draft

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Notes of Executive Meeting
Friday 23 June 2017
Confederation of Passenger Transport

1. Apologies for absence – see appendix

2. Notes of the Executive meeting 24 February 2017 and matters arising- Agreed. A discussion took place regarding the website. Concern was raised that it was not up to date and the Chair, Administrator and Policy Advisor were asked to resolve the issues.

3. Notes of the Plenary meeting 24 March 2017 and matters arising – Agreed

4. Financial report
Approximately half the membership was outstanding for the current year. The Administrator will send out reminders shortly. Expenditure to date 2017/18 was noted.
The current balance is £15,574.72

5. Consultations
a. Freight Network study consultation – the response from the Chair of the Freight Network Study Board was noted.
b. South Eastern rail franchise consultation – was agreed for submission

6. Reports for the information of members
a. Rail Franchise Update Jun 2017 – Members were advised of the short listed bidders for West Coast Partnership. The East Midlands consultation was still not released and suggestions were made that the franchise may be redesigned.
b. HS2 Update Jun 2017 – noted. The Queen’s Speech included the extension from Birmingham to Crewe
c. Great Western electrification representation – noted
d. Government response to Welsh Affairs Committee – noted
e. Transport Focus – Bus Passenger Survey Autumn 2016 – noted
f. Impact of congestion on bus reliability – Transport Focus – Legislation needs to be updated to assist with bus reliability
g. Greener Journeys – improving air quality in towns and cities – noted
h. ATCO price expenditure competition and performance survey – there was a discussion on rural transport issues and its funding and the role of Community Transport
i. Transport Committee on Rail franchising – Government response – noted
j. Transport Knowledge Hub – May Newsletter – the knowledge hub will be seeking best practice examples
k. Ensuring a sustainable railway – Campaign for Better Transport – noted

7. Bus Services Act 2017 Workshop – noted. The Administrator was asked to remind members of this event.

8. LGA update – noted. There was a discussion of the Traffic Management Act 2004 part 6

9. Consortium Annual Report to LGA – Members asked that this was put onto the website and circulated to non-members. Members commented on the broad range of issues covered during the year

10. Study Tour & Regional meeting – noted
Programme – the draft programme was approved by the Executive who also agreed that invitations to attend be extended to other groups such ATCO and WCR 250

11. Any other business
a. Transport Knowledge Hub Board meeting 8 June – the Policy Advisor gave an update on the first meeting
b. Abellio plans to remove staff at stations – the lack of response from Abellio was noted with concern and it was suggested that the Rail Delivery Group be invited to a plenary meeting to discuss a number of issues such as security on trains. The Administrator is to invite the Rail Delivery Group to the AGM.

12. Future Programme – noted
a. Regional meetings & Study Tour 7/8 September – West of England
b. AGM & Plenary meeting 10 November 2017
c. Executive meeting 8 December 2017 (location to be confirmed)

13. Dates & location of meetings 2018 – the Administrator was asked to draw up a programme of dates, and seek availability from both LG House and CPT


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