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The Sub-national Transport Body (Transport for the North) Regulations 2018

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3.—(1) There are to be at least 4 meetings per year of the members of TfN.

(2) A question to be decided by TfN on the matters in sub-paragraph (3) may be decided only if agreed by both—

(a)members who together hold at least 75% of the votes in a weighted vote, and

(b)a simple majority of the members.

(3) The matters are—

(a)the approval or revision of TfN’s transport strategy,

(b)the approval of TfN’s annual budget, and

(c)the adoption of and any changes to TfN’s constitution.

(4) Except as provided in these Regulations, a question to be decided by TfN on any other matter may be decided only if agreed by members who together hold more than 50% of the votes in a weighted vote.

(5) For the purposes of this regulation, a “weighted vote” is—

(a)in the case of a question about the management of the Northern or TransPennine Express franchises, a vote in which the number of votes to be cast by a member appointed by a constituent authority is determined by multiplying the percentage of passenger miles on the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises that are in the area of the constituent authority by ten, and, if the result is not a whole number, rounding to the nearest whole number, and

(b)in any other case, a vote in which the number of votes to be cast by a member appointed by a constituent authority is determined by dividing the total resident population of the area of that constituent authority at the relevant date as estimated by the Statistics Board by 200,000, and, if the result is not a whole number, rounding up to the next whole number.

(6) For the purposes of sub-paragraph (5)(b) the relevant date in relation to a vote is 30th June in the financial year which commenced two years before the financial year in which the vote takes place.

(7) If a vote is tied on any matter it is deemed not to have been carried.

(8) In this paragraph, references to “members”—

(a)are to the members present at a meeting of TfN who are entitled to vote in relation to the question to be decided, and

(b)include references to “substitute members”.

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