I've just got in from a meeting with the Forum, answering questions about transport issues. There were 76 people there - a fantastic turnout. The main issues were:
Bendy buses - very unpopular, because of fare evasion, accidents etc.
Under 18s Free Travel - also unpopular, because of anti social behaviour, the buses seen as no go areas when the schools finish.
Bad Driving - still a problem and the wheelchair ramps aren't being used.
Passenger Behaviour - need to get passengers to be more considerate, take feet off seats, give up seats for older people, fold buggies, take litter home.
Freedom Pass - cross party support for keeping it, despite the Mayor issuing scare stories about a mythical threat.
I have also agreed to visit Havering Gardens to see the issues around the extended 499 bus route.