To consider the report which outlines Liverpool City Region’s response to a consultation on improved public transport in Wales.
Mick Noone, Director of Integrated Transport presented a report that outlined the Liverpool City Region response to the Welsh Government’s Consultation on improved public transport in Wales.
The Committee heard that the Consultation had investigated the decline in bus patronage in Wales and identified a need for organisational and structural change. The report had recommended that the Liverpool City Region support the Welsh Government and continue to have ongoing meetings on the challenges of devolution.
Councillor Abbey, Lead Member for Bus, welcomed the report stating that it showed huge potential to work across the border in North Wales.
The Chair, Councillor Robinson, stated that although the issues faced by the Welsh Government did not directly affect the Liverpool City Region, Wales were our ‘close neighbours’ and that transport was a key factor to the economic sphere of influence that we shared. The Liverpool City Region had strong links with the Welsh Government and Councillor Robinson complimented them on their ‘can-do’ mentality and warm friendly outreach.
RESOLVED - that:
(a) the outline response to the consultation set out in section 4 of the report be endorsed; and
(b) the Director of Policy and Strategic Commissioning, in full consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Transport Committee be granted delegated authority to finalise the draft response ahead of its submission to the Welsh Government on the 27 March 2019.