Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


During TfL's testimony to the London Assembly Transport Committee on 2 February, its representative announced that the 5 year budget for its 6-point Bus Safety Programme was £32.5 million.   For the period 1 February 2016 to 31 January 2017 can you provide me with a detailed list show how much was expended for each constituent component of the programme during that period and, in addition, can you provide me with a breakdown of the planned expenditure for each constituent component for the next 4 years?


Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme

Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Bus Safety Standard is the largest element of the Bus Safety Programme, which was launched in February last year. To date £150,000 has been spent on developing the standard. More broadly, a team has been formed to deliver the overall programme, and the Sarah Hope Line has been launched to support people affected by fatal or serious injuries.

Over the life of Transport for London's Business Plan (up to 2021/22), £31m will be invested in developing and delivering the Bus Safety Standard on all new vehicles, including Intelligent Speed Assistance. This will feature new bus design as well as safety technology. Most investment comes towards the end of the Business Plan period as more vehicles are introduced through new contracts. There will also be £2.5 million spent on driver training over the next two years, so total spend is £33.5m.

The Bus Safety Programme has also improved transparency, and TfL now publishes more analysis of general collision trends. TfL has been looking at how the best aspects of the road haulage driver training can be adopted on the bus network. TfL is also working with bus operators to provide more post-incident information about collisions