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Transport Act 2000

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3(1)Section 9A (general functions of Passenger Transport Authorities and Executives) is amended as follows.

(2)Omit subsections (1) and (2).

(3)For subsection (3) substitute—

(3)It shall be the duty of the Executive for each passenger transport area in England to secure the provision of such public passenger transport services as the Authority for the area consider it appropriate for the Executive to secure for meeting any public transport requirements within the area which in the Authority’s view would not be met apart from any action taken by the Executive for that purpose.

(3A)The Authority shall seek and have regard to the advice of the Executive for their area in determining which services it would be appropriate for the Executive to secure under subsection (3) of this section.

(4)In subsection (6), for the words following paragraph (b) substitute “to have regard to a combination of economy, efficiency and effectiveness.”

(5)In subsection (7), insert at the end “and to the bus strategy made jointly by the Authority and the councils for the metropolitan districts comprised in the area.”

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