HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Report

Committee:

Environment and Transportation Select Committee

Date of meeting:

6 October 2009

Report Title:

Transport in the Community

Report From:

Director of Environment

Contact name:

Peter Shelley

Tel:

01962 847212

Email:

peter.shelley@hants.gov.uk

1. Purpose of Report

2. Contextual Information

3. Passenger Transport Forums

4. Pilot Update - Yellow Bus

PILOT

06/07

07/08

08/09

09/10

10/11

TOTAL

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

Yellow Bus

21

130

127

132

46

456

School Specials (BusIT)

5

17

8

19

5

54

Scheduled Services (BusIT)

9

11

21

31

9

81

Walking & Cycling

0

60

50

98

17

225

Other

58

74

72

92

33

329

TOTAL

93

292

278

372

110

1145

             
         

Amount unspent at end of Project =

355

5. Bus Subsidy Mechanism Review

5.10. Services would be evaluated in terms of sustainability, that is to say the extent to which the service operates at times of day or days of the week when demand is traditionally low, for example Sundays or evenings. This complements the score for passenger usage and seeks to prioritise support towards journeys which not only meet demand but are seen as having the best prospects of continued operation.

5.11. Evaluating services according to measurable characteristics, such as passengers carried, time of journey, subsidy per passenger trip and proximity to alternatives, offers the prospect of a more equitable and objective way of directing support. Consideration of journey purpose enables accessibility priorities and social inclusion objectives to be met, whilst use of Accession and Mosaic identifies access to key services and the availability of local facilities shows the extent to which users may be dependent on the service. Financial measures ensure best use of finite resources and thresholds at which non-bus alternatives become more appropriate.

5.12. Evaluation of selected services in a variety of settings will be carried out in the autumn to test both the usability of the approach and the resulting outputs before presentation to the Executive Member for Environment.

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Section 100 D - Local Government Act 1972 - background documents

 

The following documents discuss facts or matters on which this report, or an important part of it, is based and have been relied upon to a material extent in the preparation of this report. (NB: the list excludes published works and any documents which disclose exempt or confidential information as defined in the Act.)

 

Document

Location

None

 

IMPACT ASSESSMENTS:

1. Equalities Impact Assessment:

1.1. Not applicable.

2. Impact on Crime and Disorder:

2.1. Not applicable.

3. Climate Change:

a) How does what is being proposed impact on our carbon footprint / energy consumption?

b) How does what is being proposed consider the need to adapt to climate change, and be resilient to its longer term impacts?