Section 80: Authorities’ review: new ITA
215.This section provides that any two or more of the types of authorities listed in subsection (1) may review the effectiveness and efficiency of transport within a geographical area the extent of which complies with subsections (2) and (3). The effect of this is that the area under review must consist of two or more local authority districts. If that review concludes that the establishment of an integrated transport area and ITA would improve the exercise of statutory transport functions in the area and the effectiveness and efficiency of transport in the area, then those authorities must publish a scheme for the establishment of the area and an ITA for it. Subsection (5) provides that the area of the proposed integrated transport area can be all or part of the area covered by the review or can also cover one or more additional counties or districts not covered by the review, as long as the authorities listed in subsection (6) have given their consent.