Affordable Fares

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-01-30
Session date: 
January 30, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0203
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will the Mayor explore the options for fare concessions for low income working parents building on the successful scheme to give adults who are on out-of-work benefits half price fares?

Answer

Answer for Affordable Fares

Answer for Affordable Fares

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response received 12 February 2013

In a few months, TfL will be launching the new concession for apprentices that I promised in my manifesto to assist with London's economic recovery and to boost levels of employment amongst young people.

I do not intend to introduce additional concessions of the type described.

The extensive range of concessions already in place is delivering tremendous benefits for the most vulnerable groups in society, for young and older people, and for those seeking to move into the workplace.

The cost of any further concessions would, of course, need to be met either by other fare payers or by reducing services and investment.