AVAS Bus Soundtrack

Sean Cirillo made this Freedom of Information request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

I am requesting the soundtrack of the AVAS ( Acoustic Vehicle Alert System ) currently used on " quiet " busses across London introduced on new quite busses from 2019

Yours faithfully,

Sean Cirillo

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Sean Cirillo

 

Our ref: FOI-1491-2122/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
October 2021 asking for the AVAS Bus Soundtrack.

 

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Information Act 2000 and our information access policy, and we will issue
you with a response by 10 November 2021. We publish a substantial range of
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Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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Dear Sean Cirillo

 

Our ref: FOI-1491-2122/GH

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 14
October 2021 asking for the AVAS Bus Soundtrack.

 

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

I can confirm that we do hold the information you require, however, we are
not obliged to provide you with the AVAS Bus Soundtrack as it is subject
to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information under
section 43(2). In this instance the section 43(2) exemption has been
applied as disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice our
commercial interests. The AVAS sound is our intellectual property and
copyrighted. We provide it under licenced conditions on receipt of
payment. Whilst we make no suggestion that you would use this soundtrack
for anything other than you own personal interest, disclosure of this
information to you has to be regarded as a disclosure to ‘the public at
large’.

 

The use of this exemption is subject to an assessment of the public
interest in relation to the disclosure of the information concerned. We
recognise the need for openness and transparency by public authorities,
but in this instance the public interest in ensuring that we are able to
obtain the best value for public money outweighs the general public
interest in increasing transparency of our processes.

 

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached
information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

Graham Hurt

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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