Agenda and decisions

Bee Network Committee - Thursday, 22nd February, 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Boardroom, GMCA Offices, 56 Oxford Street, M1 6EU

Contact: Ninoshka Martins  Email:


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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Elaine Taylor, Dan Costello, James Gartside, Paul Prescott and Paul Dennett.



Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 106 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 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

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No declarations of interests were received in relation to any item on the agenda.


Chair's announcements and Urgent Business

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1.    That the update in relation to the ‘One Month to Go’ event that took place in Bury be noted.


2.    That the launch of the Business Transport Advisory Council be noted.


3.    That the update in relation to the meeting held with Chief Constable and plans to work together to deliver Greater Manchester’s ambition for Vision Zero through the refresh of the camera handbook criteria be noted.


4.    That it be noted that the online vision zero feedback survey went live on Monday 12 February and would run until Sunday 10 March, providing individuals and organisations an opportunity to share their personal experiences and thoughts on the region’s roads and would help inform the development of an action plan that would be brought to Committee following the period of stakeholder and public engagement on the strategy.


5.    That it be noted that the Stockport Interchange was set to open on 17 March 2024 and therefore an invite to the opening event was extended to members of the Bee Network Committee.


Minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2024 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider the approval of the minutes of the meeting held on 25 January 2024.

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That the minutes of the Bee Network Committee held on 25 January 2024 be approved as a correct record.


TravelSafe Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

A report of Alex Cropper, Chief Network Officer, TfGM

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1.     That the contents of the report be noted.


2.     That the work underway to incorporate regular TravelSafe reporting, activity, and outcomes into the quarterly BNC performance report be noted.


3.     That it be agreed that the number of incidents linked to homelessness be shared with Councillor Sykes following the meeting, noting that the report referenced a 337% increase.


4.     That it be noted that an invitation had been extended to members of the Bee Network Committee to trial the VR Headset initiative that was being rolled out as part of the Travel Safe Partnership Educational Programme.


5.     That the progress made in relation to the recently launched fare evasion plan be noted as below:


·       50 additional, visible front line staff members, bringing the total to

circa 170 across the Metrolink network.

·       Inspections were expected to increase from 4 million to 5 million tickets every year based on which Metrolink was likely to fine 100,000 fare evaders per year by March 2024, and take a further 5,000 fare evaders to court over unpaid fines.

·       New inspection devices were enabling revenue protection teams to identify

persistent fare evaders.

·       Fare evasion reduced from just over 16% in July 2023 to 10.6% in January


·       Metrolink was reported to be on target to generate an additional circa £2m net revenue per year that was a key component of the Financial Sustainability Plan for 2023/24.


Transport Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 351 KB

A report of Chris Barnes, Infrastructure Pipeline Programme Director, TfGM

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1.      That the current position in relation to CRSTS1 and CRSTS2 be noted.


2.      That the drawdown £393.5k CRSTS funding for the Manchester: Ancoats Streets

for All scheme, as approved by Chief Executive TfGM and GMCA under delegated

authority be noted.


3.      That the drawdown of CRSTS funding be approved as follows:


·         City Centre Bus and Streets for All Connectivity Programme: £3.66m;

·         Bus Pinch Points and Maintenance Programme: £6.9m;

·         Integrated Measures (Ticketing): £1.35m;

·         Metrolink Renewals: £21.4m; and

·         Next phase of zero emission bus (ZEB) investment: £20.8m


Dates & Times of Future Meetings

21st March 2024 – 2pm

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·         21 March; 10 - 12 PM; Friends Meeting House