London TravelWatch to discuss bus priority with transport commissioner

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Watchdog organisation London TravelWatch was due to ask London’s Acting Transport Commissioner, Mike Brown, at a board meeting on Tuesday, September 22, about TfL’s plans to counter the impacts on bus services of a growing population and economy alongside reducing traffic capacity.

Stephen Locke, Chairman of London TravelWatch, said: “While we recognise what has been done over many years by TfL and the London boroughs to improve London’s bus services, passengers want to see further improvement, with a rising population, a growing economy and ever more constrained traffic capacity.

“There are seven million journeys every day on London’s buses, far more than any other mode of transport. They are the most efficient users of scarce road space, and there is an urgent need for continued expansion of bus priorities and innovation to ensure that bus services run smoothly.”