Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (2)

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


What resources are there in the Transport for London Business Plan to enable you to reach the target in the Freight Transport Plan of 50 per cent of HGV and van fleets serving London being signed up to FORS by spring 2016?


Answer for Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (2)

Answer for Freight Operator Recognition Scheme (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL's Business Plan sets aside approximately £800,000 per year funding for the FORS initiative.

Since the launch of FORS in the autumn of 2008 and from a standing start, a significant number of organisations have signed up to FORS. Membership currently equates to 36,606 vehicles across London or 11.1% of London's commercial fleet.

At this rate and with the FORS brand now being actively promoted, I have no reason to believe that the 2016 target will not be reached in good time.