Agenda and decisions

Greater Manchester Transport Committee
Friday, 10th July, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams Live Event

Contact: Governance & Scrutiny  Tel: 0161 778 7009

Link: click here to watch live stream of meeting

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

That apologies be noted and received from Councillor Howard Sykes (Councillor Angie Clark substituting).

2.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR FOR 2020/21

To appoint a Chair.

Decision:

That Councillor Mark Aldred be appointed as Chair of the GM Transport Committee for 2020/21.

 

3.

APPOINTMENT OF VICE CHAIR(S) FOR 2020/21

To appoint a Vice Chair(s).

Decision:

That Councillors Roger Jones and Doreen Dickinson be appointed as Vice Chairs of the GM Transport Committee for 2020/21.

4.

MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020/21

To note the membership of the Committee.

           

Members

Representing

Political Party

Stuart Haslam

Bolton

Conservative

Richard Gold

Bury

Labour

Angeliki Stogia

Manchester

Labour

Naeem Hassan

Manchester

Labour

Ateeque Ur-Rehman

Oldham

Labour

Phil Burke

Rochdale

Labour

Roger Jones

Salford

Labour

David Meller

Stockport

Labour

Warren Bray

Tameside

Labour

Steve Adshead

Trafford

Labour

Joanne Marshall

Wigan

Labour

Sean Fielding

GMCA

Labour

Roy Walker

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

John Leech

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

Dzidra Noor

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Howard Sykes

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

Shah Wazir

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Barry Warner

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Doreen Dickinson

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Peter Robinson

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Nathan Evans

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Mark Aldred

Mayoral appointment

Labour

 

Substitutes

Representing

Political Party

Derek Bullock

Bolton

Conservative

tbc

Bolton

Conservative

Lucy Smith

Bury

Labour

Basat Shiekh

Manchester

Labour

Eddy Newman

Manchester

Labour

tbc

Rochdale

Labour

Mike McCusker

Salford

Labour

tbc

Tameside

Labour

James Wright

Trafford

Labour

Paul Prescott

Wigan

Labour

Eamonn O’Brien

GMCA

Labour

David Wilkinson

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

John Hudson

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Linda Holt

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Angie Clark

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

 

Decision:

 

That the membership of the GM Transport Committee for 2020/21 be noted as below.

 

Members

Representing

Political Party

Stuart Haslam

Bolton

Conservative

Richard Gold

Bury

Labour

Angeliki Stogia

Manchester

Labour

Naeem Hassan

Manchester

Labour

Ateeque Ur-Rehman

Oldham

Labour

Phil Burke

Rochdale

Labour

Roger Jones

Salford

Labour

David Meller

Stockport

Labour

Warren Bray

Tameside

Labour

Steve Adshead

Trafford

Labour

Joanne Marshall

Wigan

Labour

Sean Fielding

GMCA

Labour

Roy Walker

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

John Leech

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

Dzidra Noor

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Howard Sykes

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

Shah Wazir

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Barry Warner

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Doreen Dickinson

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Peter Robinson

Mayoral appointment

Labour

Nathan Evans

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Mark Aldred

Mayoral appointment

Labour

 

Substitutes

Representing

Political Party

Derek Bullock

Bolton

Conservative

Beverley Fletcher

Bolton

Conservative

Lucy Smith

Bury

Labour

Basat Shiekh

Manchester

Labour

Eddy Newman

Manchester

Labour

tbc

Rochdale

Labour

Mike McCusker

Salford

Labour

Matt Wynne

Stockport

Labour

tbc

Tameside

Labour

James Wright

Trafford

Labour

Paul Prescott

Wigan

Labour

Eamonn O’Brien

GMCA

Labour

David Wilkinson

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

John Hudson

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Linda Holt

Mayoral appointment

Conservative

Angie Clark

Mayoral appointment

Liberal Democrat

 

5.

MEMBERS CODE OF CONDUCT pdf icon PDF 410 KB

To remind Members of their obligations under the GMCA Members Code of Conduct.

Decision:

That the GMCA Members Code of Conduct be noted.

 

6.

TERMS OF REFERENCE AND RULES OF PROCEDURE pdf icon PDF 688 KB

To undertake and annual review of the Committee’s Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure.

Decision:

That the GM Transport Committee Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure be noted.

7.

APPOINTMENTS TO OUTSIDE BODIES

a)      To appoint five members to the Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Board.

b)      To appoint one member to the Green City Region Partnership.

Decision:

1.      That Councillors Phil Burke, Atteque Ur-Rehman, Roger Jones, Mark Aldred and Doreen Dickinson be appointed to the Greater Manchester Accessible Transport Board.

2.      That Councillor Angeliki Stogia be appointed to the Green City Region Partnership.

 

8.

CHAIRS ANNOUNCEMENTS AND URGENT BUSINESS

Decision:

 

That Officers review the Committee’s current governance structures to ensure that detailed consideration can be given to any planned changes in bus services.

 

9.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST pdf icon PDF 479 KB

To receive declarations of interest in any item for discussion at the meeting. A blank form for declaring interests has been circulated with the agenda; please ensure that this is returned to the Governance & Scrutiny Officer at the start of the meeting.

 

Decision:

That it be noted that Councillor Phil Burke declared a personal interest in relation to item 11, Transport Network Performance as an employee of Metrolink.

 

10.

MAYORAL UPDATE

Verbal overview from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Decision:

1.      That the issue of non-compliance in relation to the wearing of face coverings, and patterns of compliance throughout the day be noted.

2.      That plans for the ‘Return to the City’ event later this month, encouraging people to return to work safely be noted.

3.      That it be noted that the Mayor is in dialogue with central Government to ensure GM receives the most up to date and accurate Covid-19 data to ensure that the sub region is as informed as possible and can deal with any potential spikes as they begin to arise.

4.      That it be recognised that a stable platform for Metrolink funding is crucial to the recovery of Greater Manchester, and there is cross-party support for further lobbying on this issue.

5.      That the GM Transport Committee has a role in relation to ensuring the right schemes for the Mayors Cycling and Walking Challenge Scheme are brought forward, and ensuring a coherency across GM.

6.      That the potential for a second wave of Covid-19 through the winter and implications for the public transport system be noted.

7.      That TfGM review each of the GM Transport Plans in light of the new climate and ‘Living with Covid’ recovery phase.

8.      That GM communications be reviewed to ensure a message of safe travel on the public transport network is foremost.

 

11.

TRANSPORT NETWORK PERFORMANCE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of Bob Morris, Chief Operating Officer, TfGM.

Decision:

That the report be noted.

 

12.

TRANSPORT SUPPORTING GREATER MANCHESTER'S RECOVERY pdf icon PDF 581 KB

Report of Stephen Rhodes, Customer Director, TfGM.

Decision:

  1. That the report be noted, and the approach to recovery planning being undertaken by TfGM be endorsed.
  2. That a future report on the bus reform initiative be brought back to the Committee.

 

13.

FORTHCOMING CHANGES TO THE BUS NETWORK pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of Alison Chew, Head of Bus Services, TfGM.

Decision:

  1. That the report be noted.
  2. That the changes to the commercial network and the proposals not to replace the de-registered commercial services as set out in Annex A be noted;
  3. That it be agreed that no action is taken in respect of changes or de-registered commercial services as set out in Annex A;
  4. That it be noted that Stagecoach would review patronage levels on the X30 service once the airport begins to see greater levels of passengers.
  5. That it be noted that Stagecoach would report back directly to Cllr Leech on the proposed changes to the 42b service.
  6. That the impact of the closure of Blackfriars Street and Deansgate be noted, and that conversations were ongoing with Manchester City Council as to whether other routes could be opened to minimise the disruption to passengers.
  7. That TfGM review the options for mitigating the impact of changes to service 574, and keep Cllr Haslam up to date as appropriate.
  8. That TfGM report back to Cllr Burke as to whether a new tender has been sought for the X58 service.
  9. That the proposed action taken in respect of changes or de-registered commercial services as set out in Annex B be approved;
  10. That TfGM check that communications to Manchester Airport Group regarding the proposed changes to the X30 service.
  11. That the proposed changes to general subsidised services set out in Annex C be approved.
  12. That TfGM review alternatives for passengers along route 171-179 to Wythenshawe hospital, and keep local councillors informed.
  13. That TfGM respond directly to the questions raised via email from Cllr Clark.
  14. That the emergency changes to general subsidised services set out in Annex D be approved.
  15. That TfGM give further consideration as to how Local Councillors could be informed of proposed changes as early as possible going forward.
  16. That TfGM will review the alternative services for the removal of the 307/308 service.

 

 

14.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

That, under section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public should be excluded from the meeting for the following items on business on the grounds that this involved the likely disclosure of exempt information, as set out in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

Decision:

That, under section 100 (A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public should be excluded from the meeting for the following items on business on the grounds that this involved the likely disclosure of exempt information, as set out in the relevant paragraphs of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

15.

FORTHCOMING CHANGES TO THE BUS NETWORK - PART B

Report of Alison Chew, Head of Bus Services, TfGM.

Decision:

That the report be noted.