Council turns down EDP's FoI bus request

Norfolk County Council has refused a request from the Eastern Daily Press to hand over a league table of the best and worst performing bus routes in Norfolk compiled by a state-of-the-art tracking system.

The council has spent £850,000 on Busnet – which tracks the performance of 330 Norfolk bus routes – but rejected a request made under the Freedom of Information Act to hand over the data because to do so could “prejudice the commercial interests” of the council and the bus company.

The council also argued that by sharing its results it could encourage people to use cars by putting them off using poorly performing services.

Norfolk MP Norman Lamb told the paper that the reasons the council gave for not disclosing the information are “precisely the reasons why the public ought to know”.

The council also argued that by sharing its results it could encourage people to use cars by putting them off using poorly performing services.

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