Decision details

Bus Subsidy / Demand Responsive Transport Review and Introduction of Integrated Transport Unit

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek Cabinet approval to review the County’s subsidised bus service and commence discussions with local communities to deliver local community based transport arrangements.


To seek Cabinet approval for the proposals to remove the Council’s subsidy for the bookable Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) service known locally as the Deeside Shuttle and to develop options for the introduction of a non-subsidised commercial bus service to replace the service.


To seek Cabinet approval for the introduction of an Integrated Transport Unit within the Streetscene and Transportation portfolio.


As detailed in the recommendations.

Reasons for the decision:

As in the report.

Recommendations of Report:

That Cabinet approve the proposed review of the Subsidised Bus Service and support the proposed development of community transport services.


That Cabinet approve the proposals for the Deeside Shuttle service.


That Cabinet support the realignment of all operational service delivery areas in order to establish the Integrated Transport Unit (ITU) within the Streetscene and Transportation portfolio.


That Cabinet approves the engagement of a suitably qualified business partner on a gain share basis to assist with the assessment and delivery of the financial benefit that will be derived from the new ITU.

Consultation Required:

With internal stakeholders prior to implementing the service changes and in accordance with HR Policy.

Report author: Steve Jones

Publication date: 20/05/2015

Date of decision: 19/05/2015

Decided at meeting: 19/05/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/05/2015

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