Transport

Transport Committee

London Underground, rail services, buses, trams, taxis and minicabs, walking, cycling and roads all make up the complex transport structure in London.

The Transport Committee examines all aspects of the capital's transport system in order to press for improvements for Londoners. The Committee pays particular attention to how the Mayor's Transport Strategy is being implemented, and looks closely at the work of Transport for London and other transport operators.
 

Current Investigations

Future Transport

How will technological advances in the transport sector affect the travel of Londoners over the next decade?

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Walking & Cycling at Outer London Junctions

How can TfL and London Broughs improve junctions to increase the take up of walking and cycling?  On behalf of the London Assembly Transport Committee, Caroline Russell AM is investigating how our streets and junctions can become more people-friendly.

Read the investigation page.

Bus safety

Recent work

London's Bus Network - 17 August 2017

Following a decade of strong growth, bus passenger numbers are now in decline. Between 2014-15 and 2016-17, the number of passenger journeys made on buses fell by six per cent.  How can we get more people to use the bus network?

Driven to Distraction - tackling safety on London's buses - 17 July 2017

Over the last two years, 25 people have been killed by buses in London, and a further 12,000 injured. We have tried to get to the root causes of these incidents and identify how Transport for London (TfL) can prevent them in the future.

'Door-to-Door transport in London – delivering a user-led experience' - 28 April 2017

Door-to-door services are a vital resource for thousands of Londoners with limited mobility. But problems with availability, reliability and pricing continue to make the service inefficient.

'London Stalling: Reducing Traffic Congestion in London- 18 January 2017

Overhauling the Congestion Charge and introducing road pricing are just a couple of the recommendations to the Mayor.

'Pedestrianising Oxford Street' - 6 September 2016

Innovative changes to bus routes and service patterns are required to achieve the Mayor’s plans to pedestrianise Oxford Street.

‘Leading the Way: Travelling with a sensory impairment in London’ - 18 March 2016

An investigation into the difficulties travelling with a sensory impairment in London.  This report identified a number of practical measures which could be implemented by TfL to improve the experience
'Easy rider: Improving motorcycle safety on London’s roads' - 2 March 2016

We spoke to a large number of motorcyclists as well as road safety experts, industry representatives and training providers to develop a number of recommendations on how rto reduce motorcycle casualties.
'Devolving Rail Services to London: Towards a South London Metro' - 20 October 2015

As part of our investigation into rail devolution, the Committee asked passengers what their top priorities were for improvements on the rail service they use.
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Committee meetings

Browse meetings and agendas for this committee and to check out further information relating to the committee, including terms of reference.

Feedback and news coverage

New bus safety targets 'needed urgently' after 25 London deaths in two years, transport report says - Evening Standard
Coverage of the Bus Safety report

London bus operators 'should be set safety targets' - BBC London
Coverage of the Bus Safety report

London’s transport authority ‘dragging its feet’ on door-to-door services – Local Gov
Coverage of the Door-to-Door transport report

London’s congestion underlines need for jam-busting ideas - Financial Times
Coverage of the congestion report 'London Stalling'

Sadiq Khan told Oxford Street pedestrianisation 'impossible' without major bus route changes - Evening Standard
Coverage of the Transport Committee letter to the Mayor about Oxford St pedestrianisation

Railways minister Claire Perry quits over Southern disruption – Financial Times
Coverage of Transport Committee meeting with the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross

Oxford Street to ban all traffic by 2020... – The Mail 
Coverage of Transport Committee meeting with the Deputy Mayor for Transport, Val Shawcross

One in five London motorcyclists involved in crash in past two years' - Evening Standard
Coverage of 'Easy Rider' report into motorcycle safety

Rail services 'better run by TfL' - BBC News
Coverage of the ‘How would you run your railway?’ investigation

Contact the Transport Committee

If you have a media enquiry relating to the Transport Committee please contact:

External Communications Manager
Alison Bell
[email protected]
020 7983 4228

If you have a query about the Transport Committee and its work please contact:

Scrutiny Manager - Richard Berry, [email protected], 020 7983 4000  

Principal Committee Manager - Laura Pelling, [email protected], 020 7983 5526

If you have a query about the Mayor's Transport projects please call 020 7983 4000.  You can also visit the Transport section of this site for more info.