TfL sets out priorities
TfL has set out its priorities up to 2020/21 in its draft Business Plan. It sets out £16bn of efficiencies and savings being made across TfL to support billions of pounds of investment in transforming the transport network. Among the key improvements are 1,700 hybrid buses, including 600 New Bus for Londons (NBfLs). It also outlines the biggest ever investment in London’s roads, including expanding the network of intelligent traffic signals to cover 75% of all signals in London, as well as major redesigns of key junctions such as Elephant & Castle northern roundabout and Vauxhall gyratory. Almost a billion pounds will be spent to deliver the Mayor’s cycling vision over the next ten years.
London’s Transport Commissioner, Sir Peter Hendy CBE, said, ‘We will continue to build on our track record of delivering major infrastructure and expansion projects to further improve London’s transport network and the services we provide to those who live and work in London or visit the capital. With London’s population expected to grow from 8.4m today to around 10m in the 2030s, our network must keep pace if London’s success and growth are to continue. Targeted investment and advances in technology will allow us to do this. Every aspect of our Business Plan centres around four key considerations, our customers, delivery, value and our people, coming together to help London maintain its role as a world leading city.’