Minutes of Proceedings
Date: Wednesday, 07 December 2011
Venue: Enterprise Rail Service
10.31am The meeting commenced in public session
2. Chairperson’s Business
The Chairperson apprised Members of the informal meetings with Northern Ireland Water and the Utility Regulator
3. Draft Minutes
Agreed: The Committee agreed the minutes of the meeting of 30th November 2011.
The Committee noted Mr Copeland’s apologies for the visit to the audio visual on public transport pilot project.
Members noted correspondence received.
Agreed: The Committee noted a proposal from Mr Beggs and agreed to write to the Department seeking further information on how the standards of dual carriageways are designated .
Agreed: The Committee noted a proposal from Mr Ó hOisín and agreed to write to the Department on the cost of delivery of the proposed scheme for the Trunk Roads T7, T17 And T22 (Londonderry To Dungiven) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011 And The Private Accesses (A6 Londonderry To Dungiven) (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2011.
5. Oral Briefing: Translink – Development of the rail network
10.41am The following officials joined the meeting:
Mal McGreevy – General Manager, Rail Services
Ciarán Rogan – Marketing Executive
The officials presented to Committee in respect of the above. Following the presentation, Members put questions.
11.03am The officials left the meeting
6. Departmental Briefing: Development of the rail network
11.04am The following official joined the meeting:
Barney McGahan – Deputy Secretary of Regional Planning and Transportation
The official presented to Committee in respect of the above. Following the presentation, Members put questions.
11.16am Mrs Kelly and Mr Moutray entered the meeting
11.23am The officials left the meeting
7. Any Other Business
Agreed: Members noted a proposal from Mr Dickson and agreed to request a briefing from the department to provide an update on winter service in January/February 2012 on a date to be arranged by the Committee office.
Agreed: Members noted a proposal from the Chairperson and agreed that the next meeting of the Committee should be rescheduled from Wednesday 14th December 2011 to Tuesday 13th December 2011 at 11am in the Senate Chamber as neither the Chairperson nor deputy Chairperson will be available on 14th December 2011.
8. Date of the next meeting
The next meeting of the Committee will be Tuesday 13th December 2011 at 11am in the Senate Chamber.
11.26am The meeting was adjourned
Mr Jimmy Spratt MLA
Chairperson, Committee for Regional Development
13th December 2011