Buses and pedestrian casualties (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0701
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you link the number of reported casualties to the contract payment system for bus route operators? This would ensure that casualty reduction is incentivised as a performance standard, along side factors like arriving on-time.

Answer

Answer for Buses and pedestrian casualties (4)

Answer for Buses and pedestrian casualties (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL sets extremely high standards for safety on the bus network. All contracted bus operators have in place comprehensive safety procedures and practices and TfL monitors these closely. All serious incidents are thoroughly investigated.

All operators working for TfL have extremely good safety records. If they did not they would not be awarded contracts or would have contracts taken away. This, together with the very exacting legislative regime around passenger transport, provides a very effective means of ensuring safe operation.