Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3159
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your draft Cycle Safety Action Plan puts great stress upon membership of the Freight Operator Recognition Scheme. What is the current gap between current FORS membership and the London Freight Plan target to sign up 75 per cent of Transport for London, Greater London Authority group, and boroughs' own and contracted fleets to FORS by spring 2010? What additional resources are you committing in order to bridge this gap?

Answer

Answer for Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (1)

Answer for Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current FORS sign-up of Transport for London, Greater London Authority group, and boroughs' own and contracted fleets is approximately 30%. London Fire Brigade is already a bronze FORS member and as at 6 November, of the 19 London boroughs signed up to FORS, seven are now accredited bronze FORS members.

The Managing Director of TfL Surface Transport has recently written to all TfL fleet managers encouraging them to ensure both their own fleets and those of contracted suppliers are registered with FORS.

With the launch of my Responsible Procurement code, which also promotes FORS membership, it is forecast that FORS will be able to secure 50% sign-up by the end of March 2010. However with existing financial constraints, no additional resources are planned to bridge this gap.