Transport Policing Unit

MQT on 2002-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2002
Question By: 
Bob Neill
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Could the Mayor expand upon the details he makes reference to in his 21st Mayor's report, concerning the Transport Policing Unit? Could he make particular reference to the terms of contract, and what methodology he would apply to expanding the route in the future.



Answer for Transport Policing Unit

Answer for Transport Policing Unit

Answered By: 
The Mayor

When carefully selecting the initial 20 corridors, four main criteria were used:· number of passengers carried· number of routes operating for more than 2 kilometres along the corridors· number of reported incidents of crime and disorder · routes with poor reliability and illegal parking/use of bus priorityThese criteria reflect the requirement to tackle those routes worse affected by crime, disorder and obstructions that impede bus priorities and traffic flow. Broadly the same criteria would be used as a basis for future route selection, whilst taking account of the experience gained operating on the initial 20 corridors and the increased intelligence surrounding crime and disorder and delays to bus services gained by the Transport Operational Command Unit.The Special Services Agreement contains the detailed terms and conditions under which the Contractual Services shall be provided in order to meet the three objectives I have set for the Transport Operational Command Unit, as set out in previous papers provided to the Assembly. .