Infrastructure Projects

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-09-09
Session date: 
September 9, 2009
Reference: 
2009/2588
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Despite promising to 'lobby government to bring forward TfL funding so that essential transport infrastructure projects can be accelerated' in your December 2008 ERAP, you state in your July 2009 update that 'there has not been further progress with government'. Why?

Answer

Answer for Infrastructure Projects

Answer for Infrastructure Projects

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL currently has an agreed funding settlement with Government to 2017/18, which enabled TfL to publish a Business Plan covering that period.

Earlier this year, TfL suggested to Government a number of schemes which are currently unfunded or due to take place only later in the Business Plan which could be accelerated if TfL's funding were reprofiled. The Government elected not to pursue these.

Discussions with Government continue on a range of issues; in the meantime, TfL continues to focus on delivering the Mayor's key investment priorities, including Crossrail and the upgrade of the Tube.