Londoners are being asked to share their views on the future of bus services as part of a new London Assembly investigation into the network’s ability to meet growing demand.
The Assembly’s Transport Committee will hold two public meetings as part of the investigation, including an open-mic session on Thursday 6 June where the public will be able to question experts about current and future bus services.
Passengers are also being invited to fill in a short survey on how they feel about their local services which will feed into the investigation.
Committee Chair Valerie Shawcross AM, said: “As half of all bus journeys made in the UK each day are taken in London, it is vital we see our bus network grow from strength to strength rather than suffer damage due to neglecting the changing needs of the capital.
“The growth in passengers shown over the last decade shows no signs of diminishing. TfL’s business plan does not provide for expansion of the bus network, and unless plans are secured to deal with extra passengers, London buses run the risk of entering a period of decline.”
“We intend to gather the views of passengers across London for our investigation to help Assembly form strong recommendations to avoid a decline in standards across the bus network. Otherwise London’s growing reputation as a model city for buses could be under threat.”