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Merseytravel Committee

Terms of Reference

                       

             

Transport Functions of the Authority referred to the Merseytravel Committee

 

The following transport functions of the Authority are not delegated but are referred by the Authority to the Merseytravel Committee to make recommendations to the Authority

 

1.            In respect of strategy, policy and agreements

 

To make recommendations, having consulted stakeholders where appropriate, in respect of:

 

(a)       the discharge of all statutory duties and responsibilities as provided for by relevant legislation;

(b)       the adoption, approval and any modification of a plan or strategy as provided for by relevant legislation; and

(c)        the determination of general policies for the Liverpool City Region in respect of transport.

 

2.            In respect of finance

 

To make recommendations in respect of:

 

(a)       the budget of the Authority for transport;

(b)       the Levy and the Differential Levy pursuant to the Transport Levying Bodies Regulations 1992;

(c)        the capital programme of the Authority and Merseytravel; and

(d)       the setting of the Mersey Tunnel tolls.

 

3.            In respect of Merseytravel

 

To make recommendations in respect of:

 

(a)       financial grants to Merseytravel (including grant for the operation and maintenance of Mersey Tunnels);

(b)       the power to allow Merseytravel to promote or oppose any Bill in Parliament;

(c)        authorising Merseytravel to purchase compulsorily any land;

(d)       the need for a review to be made of the organisation of Merseytravel;

(e)       making appointments of members of the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive in accordance with the Merseyside Passenger Transport Area (Designation) Order 1969;

(f)        provide directions to Merseytravel in regard to functions being undertaken for the Authority; and

(g)       new transport schemes to be funded by the LCR Transport Fund

 

Transport Functions of the Authority delegated to the

Merseytravel Committee

 

The following transport functions of the Authority are delegated by the Authority to the Merseytravel Committee, subject to the Merseytravel Committee exercising these functions in accordance with any transport policies of the Authority, the Local Transport Plan and the Authority’s agreed transport budget and borrowing limits (and without prejudice to the Authority’s right to discharge such functions itself):

 

1.            In respect of strategy, policy and agreements

 

(a)       formulating general policies with respect to the availability and convenience of transport Services;

(b)       considering and approving the creation and development of:-

(i)        Quality Partnership Schemes;

(ii)       Quality Contracts Schemes;

(iii)      Ticketing Schemes;

(iv)       Concessionary Travel Schemes; and

(v)        Bus service information and publicity

(c)        monitoring performance against the Local Transport Plan and other Authority transport policies, plans and strategies;

(d)       formulating, developing and monitoring procedures for stakeholder consultation on the Authority’s transport policies, including taking responsibility for the active promotion of Liverpool City Region’s transport interests; and

(e)       submitting responses to consultations on behalf of the Authority in respect of transport and transport-related issues.

 

2.            In respect of finance

 

(a)          monitoring the Authority’s transport budget and capital schemes; and

(b)          approving the level of  financial support of local rail services over and above that in the baseline franchise specification agreed between Liverpool City Region and the Department for Transport.

 

3.            In respect of Merseytravel

 

(a)       monitoring and overseeing the activities and performance of Merseytravel;

(b)       ensuring that Merseytravel secures the provision of appropriate transport and associated services;

(c)        ensuring that Merseytravel implements those actions delegated to it for promoting the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Liverpool City Region;

(d)       determining variations in charges for transport services or facilities provided by Merseytravel;

(e)       determining issues arising from the rail franchising process and/or the MEL Rail Concession that are not the legal responsibility of Merseytravel;

(f)        considering issues arising from the implementation by Merseytravel of transport schemes on behalf of the Authority;

(g)       determining the operation, performance, contract management and development of the transport network and monitoring the operation and performance of bus and local rail services and influencing such;

(h)       to give to Merseytravel such directions as appear from any such review to be requisite to ensure that Merseytravel’s undertaking is organised in an efficient manner;

(i)         approval of any transactions of Merseytravel which require approval under Section 10(1) of the Transport Act 1968; and

(j)         exercise any delegation from  the Authority as required.