Safety Management Systems of Bus Operators

MQT on 2018-05-17
Session date: 
May 17, 2018
Question By: 
Keith Prince
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In answer to Question 2018/0168, you refused to publish Transport for London's contract performance audits providing the reasons that (a) "they contain some non-safety related information which is confidential and commercially sensitive" and (b) "publishing these would give competitors an insight into how to bid tactically in the competitive route tendering process."  Since I assume TfL's audits of each of their Bus Company's safety performance is neither "confidential or commercially sensitive" nor does it "give competitors insight into how to bid tactically", please provide me with the sections of each of these TfL contract performance audits which specifically address Bus safety performance.


Answer for Safety Management Systems of Bus Operators

Answer for Safety Management Systems of Bus Operators

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London's (TfL) regular assurance of bus operator safety standards feeds into its new Safety Performance Index. TfL hopes to publish the network-wide score by this summer, and will work with interested parties to develop a way of publishing this information that does not compromise commercially-sensitive information and still encourages full and frank disclosure of safety issues by bus operators.