Agenda and minutes
Transport Committee
Thursday 8 September 2016 2.00 pm

Venue: Chamber, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA. View directions

Contact: Dale Langford, Principal Committee Manager; Telephone: 020 7983 4415; Email:  [email protected]; Minicom: 020 7983 4458 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Chair's Announcements

To receive any apologies for absence and any announcements from the Chair.

Minutes:

1.1  An apology for absence was received from Kemi Badenoch AM.

2.

Declarations of Interests pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note the offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, as disclosable pecuniary interests;

 

(b)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any disclosable pecuniary interests in specific items listed on the agenda and the necessary action taken by the Member(s) regarding withdrawal following such declaration(s); and

 

(c)   Note the declaration by any Member(s) of any other interests deemed to be relevant (including any interests arising from gifts and hospitality received which are not at the time of the meeting reflected on the Authority’s register of gifts and hospitality, and noting also the advice from the GLA’s Monitoring Officer set out at Agenda Item 2) and to note any necessary action taken by the Member(s) following such declaration(s).

Minutes:

2.1   Resolved:

 

  That the list of offices held by Assembly Members, as set out in the table at Agenda Item 2, be noted as disclosable pecuniary interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 97 KB

The Committee is recommended to confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 13 July 2016 to be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

3.1  Resolved:

 

That the minutes of the meeting of the Transport Committee held on 13 July 2016 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

Summary List of Actions pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

4.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

4.2  The Chair reminded Members that she had written to the Mayor, following consultation with the party Group Lead Members, setting out the Committee’s views on emerging plans for pedestrianising Oxford Street.  The letter is attached to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Action Taken Under Delegated Authority pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Dale Langford; [email protected]; 020 7983 4415

 

The Committee is recommended to note the action taken by the Chair under delegated Authority, namely to agree:

 

(a)   The appointment of John Stewart as Deputy Chair of London TravelWatch;

 

(b)  The scope and terms of reference for an investigation into road congestion in London;

 

(c)   A letter to the former Secretary of State for Transport to request an update on plans for the devolution of suburban National Rail services to the Mayor and Transport for London, as set out at Appendix 2; and

 

(d)   A letter of support to the Secretary of State for Transport in connection with the Transport and Works Act Order for the proposed extension of the London Overground to Barking Riverside, as set out at Appendix 3.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

5.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

5.2  Resolved:

 

That the action taken by the Chair under delegated authority be noted, namely to agree:

 

·  The appointment of John Stewart as Deputy Chair of London TravelWatch;

 

·  The scope and terms of reference for the Committee’s investigation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Traffic Congestion pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected], 020 7983 4199

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)   Note the terms of reference for an investigation into traffic congestion, as set out at paragraph 4.2 of the report;

 

(b)  Note the report, put questions on traffic congestion to the invited guests and note the discussion.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

6.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat as background to putting questions on traffic congestion to the following invited guests:

·  Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport, University of Westminster;

·  Grant Davis, Chairman, London Cab Drivers Club;

·  Professor Stephen Glaister CBE, Emeritus Professor of Transport  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Transport Committee Work Programme pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Report of the Executive Director of Secretariat

Contact: Richard Berry, [email protected], 020 7983 4199

The Committee is recommended to:

 

(a)  Note its work programme, as set out in the report; and

 

(b)  Delegate authority to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to respond to the Network Rail consultation on the draft West Midlands and Chilterns route study.

Minutes:

7.1  The Committee received the report of the Executive Director of Secretariat.

 

7.2  Resolved:

 

(a)  That the workprogrammefor 2016/17 be noted; and

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Chair, in consultation with party Group Lead Members, to respond  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Date of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the Committee is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 October 2016 at 10.00am in the Chamber.

Minutes:

8.1  The next meeting of the Committee was scheduled for Tuesday 11 October 2016at10.00am,in the Chamber, City Hall.

9.

Any Other Business the Chair Considers Urgent

Minutes:

9.1  There was no other business.

10.

Close of Meeting

Minutes:

10.1  The meeting ended at 4.45pm.