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Request for Information

Request ID: FOI-2081-1718
Date published: 11 January 2018

You asked

I am a college student at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. I am writing a Capstone paper on the Congestion Charge in London. I am looking for budget information that details how the revenue from the charge is spent, I am aware that it is required by law to be allocated back into public transit budgeting. I emailed the Mayors Office and Paul Robinson, Information Governance Officer referred me to your agency. I was hoping to find out how the revenue is allocated. I noticed that in earlier Mayor's Annual Reports there is some reporting of these funds and there allocation. Specifically on page 89 of the 2006/2007 report there is a section titled "Provisional application of congestion charging scheme revenues". I am looking for this type of data for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. If you have more detailed information about how and where the money is spent I would really appreciate it. I am writing about what happens when a congestion pricing scheme works and if its outcomes are equitable. Please let me know if you need more details.

We answered

Our ref: FOI-2081-1718/GH

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 28 October 2017 asking for information about Congestion Charging.

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.

All net revenue generated by the Congestion Charge since it was implemented in 2003 has been reinvested straight into ongoing investment in the Capital’s transport infrastructure. Application of the revenue which TfL forecasts will be generated in each upcoming year is incorporated into the overall TfL Business Plan. The proposed application of revenue in the years 2009/10 to  2016/17 inclusive is shown in the attached table.

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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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