Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Environment Decisions
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 12.00 pm

Venue: Room 107 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Anne Gowing  020 8541 9938 Email: anne.gowing@surreycc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

2.

PROCEDURAL MATTERS

2a

Members' Questions

2b

Public Questions

2c

Petitions

    Notice of a petition, “We the undersigned petition Surrey County Council to agree that it will not allow any future badger cull to take place on any of its land and will do everything within its powers to prevent the culling of badgers within the Surrey area”, containing 1,826 signatures has been received from Mr Jim Sewell. A response will be presented at the meeting.

    Decision:

    1.         That the response to the petition be agreed as attached as Annex 1 to this decision sheet.

     

    2.         That should any formal proposal which would involve the culling of badgers within Surrey be received, the Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways and Environment would arrange to bring forward a discussion on the matter at a meeting of full Council.

3.

Request to adopt a new road at Banstead Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 58 KB

4.

Award of Contracts for the Delivery of Real Time Passenger Information pdf icon PDF 71 KB

    A primary objective for the Travel & Transport Group is to plan for and manage the movement of people and transport in the county. Providing accessible information on bus services is key to this. The Surrey ‘real time passenger information’ system (RTPI) provides members of the public with live bus arrival information and enables bus operators to manage their daily operation and performance of bus services. RTPI complements other passenger transport initiatives and schemes to make travelling by bus an efficient and attractive alternative to less sustainable travel and reduces reliance on the car. The RTPI system is operated in partnership with bus operators to provide an enhanced passenger transport experience for the public and assist with increasing patronage across the bus network (including both commercial and Council supported bus services). Increased patronage improves the commercial viability of services, which in turn can lead to reductions in the Council’s financial support for socially necessary bus services. The quality of bus services is at risk without the continued provision and development of an effective RTPI system for Surrey.

    Decision:

    1.             That the results of the procurement process (as set out in the report submitted as agenda item 6 in Part 2 of the agenda) be noted.

     

    2.             That the award of a contract to the supplier named and on the basis set out in the report submitted as agenda item 6 in Part 2 of the agenda be approved.

5.

Exclusion of the Public

    That under Section 100(A) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information under the relevant paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

6.

Award of Contracts for the Delivery of Real Time Passenger Information

    A primary objective for the Travel & Transport Group is to plan for and manage the movement of people and transport in the county. Providing accessible information on bus services is key to this. The Surrey ‘real time passenger information’ system (RTPI) provides members of the public with live bus arrival information and enables bus operators to manage their daily operation and performance of bus services. RTPI complements other passenger transport initiatives and schemes to make travelling by bus an efficient and attractive alternative to less sustainable travel and reduces reliance on the car. The RTPI system is operated in partnership with bus operators to provide an enhanced passenger transport experience for the public and assist with increasing patronage across the bus network (including both commercial and Council supported bus services). Increased patronage improves the commercial viability of services, which in turn can lead to reductions in the Council’s financial support for socially necessary bus services. The quality of bus services is at risk without the continued provision and development of an effective RTPI system for Surrey.