5.2.13 Executive Member for Highways and Transport
To take responsibility for monitoring highway maintenance plans, including street scene and signage, and winter road maintenance plan.
To oversee the production of a Community, School and Subsidised Transport Strategy in conjunction with other members of the Executive, including park and ride services, bus service provision, concessionary fares, and ticketing policy. To procure the best possible services for residents and service users.
To represent the Council, as determined by the Executive, on outside bodies and in discussions/negotiations with regional, national and government bodies.
To take responsibility for parking policy, implementation and management, including, but not limited to, keeping under review Civil Parking Enforcement, Traffic Regulation Orders and residents’ parking permits.
To liaise with the Executive Member for Regeneration to jointly resolve Highways issues that indirectly affect the regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre.
To hold the Director of Customer Services and Localities to account for the performance and improvement of the services and sufficiency duties.
To liaise with the train operating companies, Network Rail and aviation bodies on strategic planning.
To draft responses to rail and aviation consultations.
To lead on developing access to railway stations.
To lead on surface access to airports.
To act as the Wokingham Borough Council representative on relevant rail and air transport bodies.
To oversee the production of the Council’s Local Transport Plan.
To work closely with all relevant service areas to ensure the most cost effective home to school transport is provided.
To act as the primary press spokesman on all matters relating to the whole of the Highways and Transport portfolio.
To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy within the Highways and Transport portfolio, with particular regard to the following:
a) ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of contracts;
b) examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;
c) to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;
ii) market testing;
iii) public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;
iv) joint working with other public bodies;
d) monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that have been awarded.
To oversee the production of all statutory and service plans within the remit of Highways and Transportation Services, and to recommend to the Executive new or amended policies in respect to these services. To advise the Executive in relation to operational highways and transport policies and programmes.
To take responsibility for Strategic Highways Planning issues, overseeing the production and implementation of the Council’s Highways Infrastructure Strategy.