The Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director of Regeneration, Economy and Growth that updated Cabinet on the transport activity carried out by the Council under delegation originally from the North East Combined Authority (NECA) which had continued under the North East Joint Transport Committee (for copy of report, see file of Minutes).
Councillor E Scott informed the Cabinet that the report covered extensive work over the year. There had continued to be strain on the sector due to the covid pandemic. The Council had continued to support the public transport network with new and varied contracts arranged where necessary. School transport formed a large part of transport work with 6500 pupils occupying school transport and a further 3000 under non-statutory concessionary schemes. The Council had continued to provide a range of information. The report also illustrated the breadth of work across passenger transport and teams working in this area deserved special mention for their efforts in keeping the network going.
That the report be noted.