School Bus programme

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2009
Reference: 
2009/0254
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

You have spoken about having a dedicated school bus programme run by TfL where the service would significantly reduce tensions between school children and the community. Can you tell me if TfL have any plans to pilot such services, and how Assembly Members could suggest schools, and routes, that might benefit from such a service?

Answer

Answer for School Bus programme

Answer for School Bus programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have considered this, however, there are no plans for a dedicated school bus programme. The TfL bus network is kept under regular review to ensure it provides appropriate capacity and links for children traveling to and from school.

If there are specific issues leading to tensions within local communities, TfL will seek to resolve these through working with the school concerned and, if necessary, other partners such as the Police and the local authority.

As you know, TfL has established a 'Members Correspondence' email service through which Assembly Members can send suggestions or questions.