Fares Decision

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Mike Tuffrey
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Unlike the Council Tax precept, where you have to undertake formal public consultation, you do not have to consult with Londoners or their representatives on the annual fares decision. In 2010 your fares decision will cost a regular bus passenger more than £100 extra, far more than any conceivable precept change. Will you commit to a proper process of consultation on the fares decision in future years?


Answer for Fares Decision

Answer for Fares Decision

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I already engage and consult with Londoners, both at a local level at People's Question Time, and over more general strategic issues, with my draft transport strategy was published for consultation in October 2009.

Even after the fares' increase, bus ticket season holders will still pay only around 60p for each trip. This remains excellent value for money for one of the most comprehensive, frequent and accessible bus services in the world and is cheaper than in many other major UK cities.