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Uber’s appeal against Transport for London has a court date

The ride-sharer will get to challenge the loss of its private vehicle hire license to operate in London on April 30, 2018, reports Reuters. That’s the date a British judge set at a preliminary hearing today. Uber’s appeal case will run for five days, meaning it should be over by May 4. Show More Summary

4G Mobile Coverage on TfL's Tube on Track to Begin From 2019

Significant progress has been made on delivering a 4G mobile network on the Tube following a successful technology trial on the Waterloo & City Line, Transport for London has confirmed.

NEC Display Solutions Delivers Visual Impact for Hello London DX3

NEC Display Solutions has announced it has been chosen as the provider of visual display technology as Hello London, the media partnership between Transport for London and Exterion Media.

With new court loss in Britain, Europe becomes more of a minefield for Uber

4 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

U.S. transportation company Uber lost another European court battle on Friday over employment rights for its British drivers. A London court decided against the company’s appeal, which sought to overturn a prior ruling that classified its drivers as workers — rather than self-employees — and entitled to paid breaks, a minimum wage and holiday pay. Uber still […]

Panic: Wigmore Hall is threatened by noisy buses

Transport for London wants to made Oxford Street a pedestrian zone and run its buses down the parallel Wigmore Street. That would spell the end of perfect silence in the Wigmore Hall, one of the world’s great chamber music venues. Have your say in the consultation process here.

One of the world's most polluted streets could eliminate vehicles in 2018

Come 2018 Oxford Street might be unrecognisable to today's Londoners. SEE ALSO: Britain's finally getting its very own version of a cronut—the mince pie croissant Today Transport for London proposed plans to eliminate vehicles on Oxford Street, one of the busiest and most polluted boulevards in London, by next year. Show More Summary

Uber Hires U.K. Chairman Amid Fight for London License

Uber has appointed a U.K. banking veteran as chairman of its British operations, bolstering its governance as the ride-hailing firm appeals a decision by London’s top transportation regulator to revoke its operating license

London's Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway station reopens after fire alert

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Canary Wharf Docklands Light Railway Station was reopened on Thursday after a temporary closure due to a fire alert, Transport for London (TfL) said on Twitter.

See What’s Hiding in This Video About Putting Your Damn Phone Down

2 months agoMarketing / Advertising : AdFreak

How do you get 18- to 24-year-olds to put their phones down while driving? Maybe not with the supernatural. But who doesn't love cats and music? For the Department of Transport, London agency AMV BBDO created "Pink Kittens." Directed by We Are From LA, it feels more like a pop-oriented lifestyle shoot than a public...

Congestion in London is driving people off the buses

2 months agoNews : Daily Chart

BUSES are the busiest mode of transport in London. Two-thirds more journeys are taken on them than on the Underground. Until 2014 passenger numbers had been growing steadily for about a decade. But in the past three years they have fallen by about 6%.

TfL tests new signalling system on London Underground services

Transport for London (TfL) has successfully tested a new computer-based signalling and control system on the London Underground, which is expected to ensure faster and reliable services.

Mind the Wi-Fi

Each week, Transport for London, the agency that runs the London Underground in addition to the capital’s taxi licensing, stoplights, and more, records 19 million entries and exits at Tube stations. Enabled by the two-tone blue Oyster...Show More Summary

London will go to court to uphold Uber ban

On Thursday London Mayor Sadiq Khan revealed that the city’s transport regulator, Transport for London (TfL), will defend its decision in court to not renew Uber’s license to operate in the capital, reports Reuters. Uber has until this...Show More Summary

New CEO of Uber to meet with London transport officials

LONDON (AP) — The new CEO of Uber will meet with London transport officials, just days after they refused to renew the cab-hailing app's license to operate. Dara Khosrowshahi is set to meet Tuesday with Transport for London's Commissioner Mike Brown. Show More Summary

The London Underground thinks it can sell travelers' attention and wifi data for £322m

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Since late 2016, the Transport for London has been running a pilot scheme, providing wifi to passengers while logging and retaining all the wifi traffic coming in and out of its access points, compiling a massive dossier on every tube-rider who had wifi turned on for their devices, whether or not they ever accessed the wifi service. (more…)

Uber CEO will meet with London’s transport head to ‘make things right’

It has been barely one month since Dara Khosrowshahi joined Uber Technologies Inc. as the company’s new chief executive, and so far the job does not look like it is getting any easier. Last week, Uber lost its operating license for London,...Show More Summary

Uber CEO to Meet With London Transport Regulator About Operating License

Uber Technologies Inc.’s new chief executive plans to meet with London’s top transport regulator to plead for a reversal of last week’s decision to strip the ride-hailing company of its operating license.

Uber’s new CEO to meet London transport boss in bid to retain license

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — The new chief executive of Uber will meet the head of London’s transport system next week to try to retain the license for its ride hailing service in the British capital. Transport for London (TfL), which regulates and operates the transport network in one of the world’s richest cities, stunned the taxi-app firm […]

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