School Buses as at March 2020 in Aberdeen CIty

Suzy Scott made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Aberdeen City Council

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Hello there,
Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, I would hereby request the following information;

1. Copies of timetables for all Mainstream Primary and Secondary school bus services, as these are issued to pupils. (Traveline National Dataset/Traveline Scotland only contains registered bus services).
2. Where these are operating as local bus services, details of the fares charged too.

I don’t require details of pupils/addresses, any personal information. Neither would I require any details of Special Education Needs school contacts. The information can be sent as any electronic format – PDF, Word, Excel, InDeisgn etc.

For the avoidance of doubt these should be correct at March 2020, and before the recent schools closure following the Covid-19 “pandemic”.

Thank you in advance,
Suzy Scott

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Ms Scott,

 

Information enquiry reference EIR-20-0412. 

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 3
April 2020. 

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 4 May 2020. 

 

Aberdeen City Council are prioritising resources to support vulnerable
citizens and essential services. As a result, we may not be able to
respond to your information request within statutory timescales. We will
keep you updated with the progress of your request. We thank you for your
patience.

 

Please refer to [1]FOISA reviews & appeals and [2]Your Data for more
information about your rights under FOISA.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely

 

[3]ACC_Crest_for mac Tomina Egbuson | Access to Information Officer
email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  |
Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

3 Atodiad

Dear Ms Scott,

 

Thank you for your information request of 03 April 2020. Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

1. Copies of timetables for all Mainstream Primary and Secondary school
bus services, as these are issued to pupils. (Traveline National
Dataset/Traveline Scotland only contains registered bus services).

Information has been provided for the following schools, on the attached
documents:

 

o Lochside Academy
o Hazlehead Academy
o St Peters RC School
o St Joseph’s RC School
o Cults Academy (4/6 routes provided)
o Bucksburn Academy
o Bucksburn/Dyce Academy Shuttle Bus

 

We are only able to provide timetable information for some school
transport routes provided by bus and these are where pupils are collected
on a pre-determined route at public bus stops, etc. For a number of school
transport routes operated by bus, pupils are collected from their home
address or road-end to their property and this is what would be detailed
on any timetable. As such, the provision of customers home address,
coupled with their school of attendance, will make individuals
identifiable and has not been provided for these reasons.

 

In order to comply with its obligations under the terms of Regulation 13
of the EIRs, ACC hereby give notice that we are refusing this part of your
request under the terms of Regulation 11(2) in conjunction with
11(3)(a)(i) – Personal Information - of the EIRs.

 

In making this decision ACC considered the following points:

 

ACC is of the opinion that Regulation 11(2) applies to the information
specified above as the information in question is personal information
relating to living individuals, of which the applicant is not the data
subject.

 

ACC is of the opinion that Regulation 11(3)(a)(i) applies, as we consider
that disclosure of this information would be a breach of the ‘lawfulness,
fairness and transparency’ principle. These individuals have not consented
to the disclosure of this information and ACC does not consider that they
would expect ACC to release this information about them into the public
domain under the FOISA.

 

2. Where these are operating as local bus services, details of the fares
charged too.

Lochside Academy and Hazlehead Academy operate as local bus services,
although the majority of pupils utilising Lochside Academy services are
provided with bus passes.

 

Lochside Academy:

o First Aberdeen commercial fares apply:
[1]https://www.firstgroup.com/aberdeen/tick...

 

Hazlehead Academy:

o Single Fares:

+----------------------------------------------------+
|Type |Stage 1 |Stage 2 |
|----------------------+--------------+--------------|
|Adult |£1.40 |£2.10 |
|----------------------+--------------+--------------|
|Child |£0.70 |£1.10 |
+----------------------------------------------------+

 

o Return: Child £1.50
o Weekly Pass: Child £7.00
o Academic Year Pass: Child £230.00

 

As details of the fares charged for Lochside Academy is otherwise
accessible through the above link on First Group website, it is exempt
from disclosure.  In order to comply with our obligations under the terms
of Regulation 13 of the EIRs, we hereby give notice that we are refusing
your request under the terms of Regulation 6(1)(b)  - Information Already
Publicly Available - of the EIRs.

 

I don’t require details of pupils/addresses, any personal information.
Neither would I require any details of Special Education Needs school
contacts. The information can be sent as any electronic format – PDF,
Word, Excel, InDeisgn etc.

For the avoidance of doubt these should be correct at March 2020, and
before the recent schools closure following the Covid-19 “pandemic”.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

As the information which you requested is environmental information, as
defined under Regulation 2(1) of the Environmental Information (Scotland)
Regulations 2004 (the EIRs), we considered that it was exempt from release
through FOISA, and must therefore give you notice that we are refusing 
your request under Section 39(2) of FOISA (Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002).  However, you have a separate right to access the
information which you have requested under Regulation 5 of the EIRs, under
which we have handled your request. Please refer to [2]FOISA reviews &
appeals and [3]Your Data for more information about your rights under the
EIRs.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[4]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 6 | 1^st Floor  | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AB

 

Dial: 01224 522166

[5]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC |
Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
say otherwise in this email or its attachments, neither this email nor its
attachments create, form part of or vary any contractual or unilateral
obligation. Aberdeen City Council's incoming and outgoing email is subject
to regular monitoring.

References

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2. https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services...
3. https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/your-dat...
5. http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/

Dear Foi Enquiries,

Thank you for your reply, this now completes my request.

Yours sincerely,

Suzy Scott