A report that seeks Cabinet approval to the the new West Midlands Rail Limited/Department for Transport Collaboration Agreement ("CA2")
Cabinet Portfolio Holder – Councillor Wallace Redford
Councillor Wallace Redford (Portfolio Holder for Transport and Planning) explained the background to the report adding that in effect one agreement is simply being exchanged for another.
Councillor Peter Butlin informed Cabinet that he is the Vice Chair of the West Midlands Rail Ltd Board. The Chair is the Mayor of the West Midlands Combined Authority. It is expected that ongoing engagement with West Midlands Rail Ltd will provide enhanced exposure to the Minister for Transport.
1) That Cabinet notes the new West Midlands Rail Limited/Department for Transport Collaboration Agreement ("CA2") approved in principle by the West Midlands Rail Limited Board in June
2) That Cabinet endorses the changes made in CA2 and supports the implementation of CA2 from 13th September 2021 as outlined in report.