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(1)The persons specified in subsection (2) shall co-operate with the Olympic Delivery Authority for the purpose of—
(a)implementing the Olympic Transport Plan, and
(b)in particular, providing or facilitating transport services in connection with the London Olympics.
(2)Those persons are—
(a)the Mayor of London,
(b)Transport for London,
(c)the Secretary of State in so far as he has functions under or by virtue of—
(i)section 22 of the Crown Lands Act 1851 (c. 42) (duties in relation to royal parks), or
(ii)section 2(1) of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Act 1926 (c. 36) (management regulations),
(d)the local highway authority for a road,
(e)the street authority for a road, and
(f)the local traffic authority for a road.
(3)If the Secretary of State thinks that a local highway authority, a local traffic authority or a street authority has failed to comply with subsection (1) he may direct the authority to exercise any of its functions for the purpose of—
(a)implementing the Olympic Transport Plan, or
(b)co-operating with the Olympic Delivery Authority for the purpose of providing or facilitating transport services in connection with the London Olympics.
(4)Before giving a direction to Transport for London under subsection (3) the Secretary of State shall notify the Mayor of London.
(5)If the relevant authority fails to comply with a direction under subsection (3) the Secretary of State may—
(a)exercise the function, or
(b)make arrangements to have the function exercised by—
(i)the Olympic Delivery Authority, or
(ii)any other person.
(6)A person exercising a function of an authority in reliance on subsection (5)—
(a)may do anything which the relevant authority could have done, and
(b)may recover from the authority, as if it were a debt, the reasonable cost of exercising the function.
(7)In preparing or revising a transport strategy in accordance with section 142 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29) (obligation to publish transport strategy) the Mayor of London shall—
(a)have regard to the Olympic Transport Plan, and
(b)consult the Olympic Delivery Authority.
(8)This section is without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 18(1) of Schedule 1.
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