International Bus Benchmarking Group Data

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered at on 10 January 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

In your response to Question 2017/168 you promised “the 2017 data will be published later this year, and TfL will be publishing backdated results from 2012 onwards in due course” but in Question 2019/17335 you promised “IBBG data is collected by Imperial College on behalf of all members. It has not yet anonymised 2017 data or analysed 2018 data. TfL is considering how best to share future benchmarking work.” Why are you backtracking on your already stated commitment to publish IBBG data in a timely and transparent fashion? When will this data be published?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) has in the past published data from the International Bus Benchmarking Group as part of an International Benchmarking report. The most recent data published was for 2016. The data moves slowly, with little change seen year-over-year, and given the complexity of preparing the reports, TfL therefore does not consider that the existing format for publication of annual data represents the best use of resource.

TfL intends to publish a simplified synopsis of the 2018 IBBG data later this year. This will include historic trends including 2017 data. TfL will review whether to publish IBBG data in this new format in the future.