Decision details

Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) Funding Application

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek Cabinet approval to move forward with the ZEBRA project, should the council’s bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for ZEBRA grant funding be successful.

 

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to move forward with the ZEBRA project, should the council’s bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for ZEBRA grant funding be successful.

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment, and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:

 

1.1 enter into a funding agreement with the DfT for Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to accept the DfT ZEBRA grant and then add the DfT grant amount to GCC’s capital programme;

 

1.2 enter into funding agreements with:

 

(a) Stagecoach West,

 

(b) Oxford Bus Company (Pulman’s parent company) and

(c) Lydney Dial a Ride and Community Transport for GCC to award the ZEBRA capital grant funding together with GCC’s own funding contribution for the purpose of contributing towards the cost difference between Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) and standard conventional diesel bus equivalents as well as the capital expenditure incurred as a result of infrastructure purchase and installation.

 

1.3 agree and implement a contracting arrangement with the Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) to provide GCC with part funding for the Lydney Dial a Ride & Community Transport to purchase and operate a ZEB.

 

2 Approve GCC paying up to £1,500,000 in GCC grant funding by means of the three funding agreements described in Recommendation 1.2.

Report author: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Publication date: 27/03/2024

Date of decision: 27/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/04/2024

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