UBER: We need these popular app services to thrive

The Uber app is not a taxi meter and the High Court has made the right call. But, TfL bosses need to make sure that the proposed measures in their own consultation do not stifle innovation. We need these hugely popular app based services to thrive. The consumer would be best served by light-touch, common sense regulation. I urge the Capital’s businesses and workers to…

The unions hate that the transport system is evolving

They’re against driverless trains, they’re against turning dead ticket offices into thriving retail units, now they’re against the night tube. The unions hate that the transport system is evolving and they oppose every money saving or revenue raising idea; ideas which would help lower fares and improve journeys for Londoners. This lot, with their anti-progressive attitudes, are only fast tracking their way to extinction.

Heathrow is the wrong choice

Heathrow is the wrong choice and shows the commission was a waste of time and money. It won’t be long before that runway is also at capacity. Soon we’ll have our 4 runways, then 6, but in parts of London that won’t work in sync. The Government now has no choice but to go back to the drawing board. Aviation needs a fresh start in…

£40m cash back for drivers by turning off traffic lights in London

Turning off traffic lights in London at night would slash vehicle emissions, wasted fuel, and journey delays – saving the Capital’s drivers millions of pounds every year. A new report, “Green Light”, urges transport bosses and local authorities to assess road usage and traffic flow, and, where it is deemed safe, to turn off London’s traffic lights between midnight and 6am.¹ Switching off lights for…

One person hospitalised by London’s buses every day

London: 86 people have been hospitalised by bus collisions in just three months, working out to one hospitalisation a day.¹ Bosses at Transport for London have released the figures in response to specific recommendations in the report ‘Clear Road Ahead: Bus collisions and the need for transparency’.²

Do the decent thing, break these pointless strikes, and turn up to work

Brace yourselves Londoners, the unions are once again threatening Tube strikes from Tuesday, this time lasting for eight days. In the 21st century it is ridiculous that we have a system that encourages militant trade union bosses to behave in this way – despite their members getting decent pay, generous pensions and free travel for flatmates. We urgently need to replace public transport strikes with…

End £8.5m Lee Valley park tax on Londoners so cash can be invested locally

For the full size Lee Valley Park Infographic please click here Announcement to commercialise Lee Valley sporting and leisure venues will cut reliance on London taxpayers Visitors from Hounslow have to fork out £39.45 per visit while Waltham Forest visitors pay just 60p Lee Valley Park Authority should now set profit targets and become fully self-financing so investment can be protected for local parks The…