07 Dec '17, 11am

Passenger watchdog slams lack of ambition to improve bus speeds;

Passenger watchdog slams lack of ambition to improve bus speeds;

Passenger watchdog slams lack of ambition to improve bus speeds 07 December 2017 London’s transport watchdog today criticized as ‘unacceptable’ plans to keep bus speeds lower than they were five years ago. London TravelWatch demanded a far more ambitious approach from TfL after its Finance Committee approved a five year plan forecasting bus speeds at just 9.2 mph, five percent lower than in 2013. Instead London TravelWatch laid out a string of improvements that would increase bus speeds and help stop the decline in passenger numbers. Arthur Leathley, Chair of London TravelWatch said “Over the last few years there has been an unprecedented drop in bus passenger numbers linked to declining bus speeds. Despite this, TfL’s newly approved Business Plan is forecasting slow speeds for the next five years. This is unacceptable.” He added “We will be writing to the Transport Commis...

Full article: http://www.londontravelwatch.org.uk/news/view?id=676&x%5b...

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