Decision details

Decision Maker: WMCA Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


(1)      The key risks in the future delivery of bus services in the region that Transport for West Midlands were working with Government, bus operators and other partners to mitigate were noted.


(2)      The opportunities associated with Enhanced Partnership was noted, along with the level of commitment and process that it would place on all partners, particularly Transport for West Midlands, local authorities and bus operators.


(3)      The continued assessment of the business case for franchising in line with WMCA assurance processes (Single Assurance Framework) and legislation within the Bus Service Act 2017 be supported as a possible mechanism to address the referenced challenges should Enhanced Partnerships fail to effectively deliver the WMCA’s ambitions.

Publication date: 20/01/2022

Date of decision: 14/01/2022

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2022 - WMCA Board

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