Statement on Mayor’s official confirmation of his TfL ‘fares freeze’

– Signing-off of plans spells uncertainty for transport network Conservative London Assembly member Keith Prince said: “So the Mayor’s ‘fares freeze’ is now official – ‘officially’ leaving TfL with a £640million black hole in its budget, ‘officially’ slashing investment in London’s transport network and ‘officially’ providing no benefit whatsoever to hundreds of thousands of travelcard holders who do not qualify. “Sadiq Khan has so far…

Khan breaks flagship fare freeze promise

Just four weeks after the election the Mayor’s flagship policy has been thrown out of the window. By raising Travelcard prices by inflation and breaking his biggest promise he is turning his back on those who showed faith in him. Hundreds of thousands of commuting Londoners use Travelcards, and thus will never see this freeze. We’ve already seen Sadiq Khan row back on six of…

Flexible ticketing for part-time commuters from January 2015

London’s part-time commuters will be able to buy flexible travel tickets from January 2015. The Mayor will now instruct TfL to work up detailed plans and costings for the proposal. This is directly in response to a recent report published by Conservative London Assembly Member Roger Evans. “Home Works” urges TfL to introduce part-time Travelcards and annual rebates for those who underuse their full-time tickets.

Part-time travelcards will put cash in the pocket of commuters from January 2015

At the beginning of last year I published a report called Home Works. In it, I argued that Transport for London should introduce part-time Travelcards and annual rebates for those who underuse their full-time tickets. As well as encouraging flexible working, the introduction of part-time Travelcards would help to make part-time work pay and reduce demand on London’s overcrowded public transport. Unfortunately the Mayor is…

Budget: £10m for council tax cut, part-time Travelcards and affordable workspaces for start-ups

2014/15 costed proposals will slash over-the-top TfL perks and put cash into the pockets of Londoners Money raised from scrapping the over generous TfL “nominee pass”, which allows free travel for flatmates and lodgers of staff, should be ploughed into helping council tax payers, commuters and start-up businesses, according to Gareth Bacon, GLA Conservatives budget spokesman. The estimated £10m raised by cancelling the nominee pass…