Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (5)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3907
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your response to Question 20172250 about the Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme stated "£31m will be invested in developing and delivering the Bus Safety Standard" and "£2.5 million spent on driver training over the next two years so total spend is £33.5m." In addition to the Bus Safety Standard, Training and The Sarah Hope Line, when your predecessor announced the programme it also included "updating TfL Contracts to include Safety Incentives" "Publishing additional bus collision data and making it more accessible" "Provide greater transparency on bus collision investigations".  Since they are not included in your list of planned expenditure, am I to assume these commitments have been removed from the Bus Safety Programme?

Answer

Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (5)

Answer for Detailed Budget Expenditure for TfL's Bus Safety Programme (5)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Some activities in the Bus Safety Programme do not have costs attached to them as they are provided by teams with wider health and safety, and contract tender roles. It does not imply they have been removed from the programme.

On top of steps already taken to promote safety Transport for London will be outlining progress against the Assembly's recommendations on wider bus safety in its full response to the Transport Committee's Driven to Distraction report soon.