As Cabinet Member for Highways & Transport I agree to:
(a) grant permission to procure contracts required to implement the electrification of Fastrack Bus Services in Kent, including the roll-out of environmentally friendly infrastructure across the Fastrack bus networks; and
(b) grant permission for contract award decisions (including the award of any future contract extension(s)) relating to these contracts to be taken by the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment & Transport under the Officer Scheme of Delegations following prior consultation with the Cabinet Member insofar as:
1. Electric Fastrack Bus Services to operate the future electric Fastrack bus networks:
a. Fastrack Kent Thameside network effective from 2024.
b. Dover Fastrack network (pending completion of infrastructure works).
2. Electric Bus Charging Solutions to power the new zero emission electric bus fleet(s) including:
a. Electric Vehicle Charging Systems.
b. Electricity Supply.
3. Environmentally focused Bus Shelter Services for the repair and maintenance of bus shelters including the phased replacement of existing bus shelters with pollinator-friendly living roof bus shelters.
4. Real Time Information (RTI) Display Services providing real time passenger information and media advertising at bus shelters.