Decision details

Decision Maker: WMCA Board

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

Councillor Roger Lawrence presented a report on a proposal to submit an application for a Transport & Works Act Order to amend the Midland Metro (Penalty Fares) Act 1991 so as to establish a two-tier system of penalty fares, and to confer powers on the WMCA to make changes to the penalty fares on Midland Metro.

 

The current penalty fare was £10, and this was no longer considered an effective deterrent to potential fare evaders, particularly given that the cost of a single end to end journey was currently £4.10. It was therefore proposed that the WMCA applied for a Transport & Works Act Order to confer on it the powers to establish a two-tier penalty fare system and to make changes to the level of penalty fares charged. It was expected that this process would take four months to conclude.

 

Resolved:

 

(1)       The background to the existing penalty fare regime be noted.

 

(2)       The proposed submission of an application for a Transport & Works Act Order to seek the necessary powers for the West Midlands Combined Authority to make changes to the penalty fares on Midland Metro (including increases and a two tier system), removing the requirement for Secretary of State approval be approved.

Publication date: 08/12/2017

Date of decision: 08/12/2017

Decided at meeting: 08/12/2017 - WMCA Board

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