Agenda and draft minutes

Transportation Advisory Group - Tuesday 27 July 2021 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Microsoft Teams Meeting

Contact: Martin Elliott, Governance Adviser 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the minutes of the previous meeting of the Transportation Advisory Board held on 10th March, 2021.

 

Agreed:- That the minutes of the previous meeting be approved as a true record.

2.

Renaming of the Transportation Advisory Board

To agree that the Transportation Advisory Board be renamed as the “Transportation Advisory Group”.

Minutes:

Discussion ensued on the proposed renaming of the Transportation Advisory Board.

 

Agreed:-  That the Transportation Advisory Board be now known as the Transportation Advisory Group.

3.

Revised Terms of Reference for the Transportation Advisory Group pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To agree a revised Terms of Reference for the Transportation Advisory Group.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the proposed revised Terms of Reference for the Transportation Advisory Group.  It was noted that the last revision had been in November, 2016, and felt timely to provide a better representation of the Group.

 

Members welcomed that future meetings would now be webcast and that invitations to the meeting would be extended to all Elected Members.  This would provide everyone with the opportunity to attend as and when there was a particular issue in their Ward and the opportunity to discuss with the bus providers concerned.

 

Agreed:-  That the proposed revised Terms of Reference be agreed subject to the following:-

 

(1)  That agendas be circulated 7 working days before the meeting;

 

(2)  That Members should raise queries regarding traffic and transportation issues in writing with the Chair not less than 15 working days in advance of the meeting.

 

(3)  That the Governance Unit continue to email Members in advance of the meeting with regard to any questions/issues they wished to raise.

 

4.

Any other business

Minutes:

Bus Service from Maltby to Doncaster

The Mayor (Councillor Andrews) raised concerns that a regular service was not provided on the No. 18 due to a lack of drivers and the No. 10 had changed times also resulting in less buses to Doncaster especially for workers.

 

Paul Hopkinson, First Group, stated that, although they did not run the No. 18 service, in general bus operators were facing very challenging times due to drivers having to self-isolate as well as drivers leaving the industry.

 

First Group had taken the decision in Doncaster to move to a Saturday service as they were unable to staff up all routes.

 

The Confederation of Passenger Transport was lobbying on behalf of the industry for exemptions to be made for registration of bus drivers and transport workers as key workers under the new rules.

5.

Date and time of the next meeting

The next meeting will take place on Thursday 30 September at 10am as a Microsoft Teams meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

Agreed:-  That a further meeting be held on Tuesday, 30th September, 2021, commencing at 10.00 a.m.