The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee’s report – ‘Delivery Chain Analysis For Bus Services In England’ – has praised London Mayor Ken Livingstone for the increase in bus usage.
London has seen bus usage increase by 40 per cent since 2000/01 while elsewhere in England bus usage has fallen by seven per cent.
The report. published today, says the the success “can be attributed to the commitment shown by the Mayor and Transport for London” citing “measures [which] support growth and investment in bus services while restricting car use; and a straightforward delivery chain achieved through effective regulation.”
Welcoming the comments Mayor of London Ken Livingstone said “This success shows that with adequate investment and strong leadership public services can be improved dramatically.”
“We are now working to extend the improvements already seen on London buses to the Underground and other parts of the transport system.”
Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy CBE said the results show “that effective regulation, political will, prudent investment and, crucially, listening to what the public want and then delivering it to them can achieve.”