International Bus Benchmarking Group Report presented to IIPAG Meeting on 18 May 2016

The request was refused by Transport for London.

Dear Transport for London,

Please provide me with a copy (or copies) of the International Bus Benchmarking Group report and/or presentation presented to TfL's Independent Investment Programme Advisory Group Meeting on 18 May 2016.

Kindly explain why the contents of this report and/or presentation were not made public at the time it was presented to the IIPAG.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Kearney

FOI, Transport for London

 

 

Dear Mr Kearney

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2188-1617

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8
February 2017 asking for information about a report.

 

Your request will be processed by the Greater London Authority, TfL and
its subsidiaries to provide you with a response in accordance with the
Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

A response will be sent to you by 8 March. We publish a substantial range
of information on our website on subjects including operational
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Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Kearney

 

TfL Ref: FOI-2188-1617

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 8
February 2017 asking for information about a report.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm we do hold the information you require.

 

I can confirm that we have a pre-existing intent to publish the
information you have requested. Therefore, in accordance with section 22
of the FOI Act we are not obliged to provide you with this information as
it is intended for future publication. As other world cities provide data
to the benchmarking group on the condition it is kept confidential, we
intend to publish the report in an anonymised form so that London's
performance can be compared with other cities, whilst maintaining this
confidentiality.

 

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 that there is a public interest in openness and transparency but
feel that, in this instance, the balance lies in favour of withholding the
information to ensure that we’re able to collate and publish this
information in accordance with the pre-existing plan, along with the
sufficient time necessary to ensure that full anonymisation is achieved in
order to enable publication. The public interest is best served by
enabling us to ensure that the information is as widely available and
accessible as possible.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

 

 

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