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TfL launches new transparency strategy

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new transparency strategy, through which it intends to provide better access to information and more clarity around the release of key data.

Bombardier Transportation Ltd (UK) Has Appointed Global Display Solutions (GDS) To Supply PIS (Passenger Information Systems) Displays for the Prestigious Crossrail

Running over 100km from Reading to Heathrow in the west, through new tunnels under central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, Crossrail is Europe's largest construction project. Crossrail will transform rail transport in London, increasi…

Transport for London could dissipate its goodwill

Transport for London has quite a good record. There have been significant improvements in London’s transport, and TfL can take credit for some of them. We have the new Routemaster buses with the open back that you can hop off in a traffic jam, or hop on or off at traffic lights. There are the […]

This sing-a-long shows not everyone on the London Underground is miserable

Londoners have a pretty unshakable reputation for being grumpy, unfriendly or just generally miserable when it comes to public transport, and that goes double for the London Underground (which, to be fair, is a nightmarish sweat-pitShow More Summary

Garden Bridge Audit Report – An Illegal Procurement Process, Basically

Categories: The audit report into the two procurement processes around the London Garden Bridge design and development services has been presented as in some way clearing Transport for London (TfL). The audit says it “ did not find any...Show More Summary

FTA welcomes public consultation on Silvertown Tunnel

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has described the public consultation on the Silvertown Tunnel as “vital”. Responding to the announcement by Transport for London (TfL) to launch a consultation into a series of crossings planned in and around the capital, FTA said: “It is a much-needed light at the end of the tunnel and is good news […]

Transport for London’s ‘Private hire proposals’ make me mad

Many of you will have seen this already, but Transport for London’s ‘Private hire proposals’ are so loaded in favour of protected interests and against consumer choice that I’m...

NY Jets Pack Their Own Toilet Paper For Wembley Trip

Apparently lots of planning is required to transport the New York Jets across the Atlantic to play against the Miami Dolphins at London’s Wembley Stadium. Not only do they require their own clothes washer, their own private chef but also, believe it or not, 350 rolls of toilet paper. Why toilet paper you ask, well […]

Here's what all the London mayoral candidates think about Uber

Uber is quickly becoming a huge issue in the London mayor election. Transport for London has introduced a set of proposed laws that would really hurt ridesharing apps like Uber, Gett, and Hailo. On one side of the debate you have black cab drivers and their loyal customers. Show More Summary

Uber is useful, convenient and safe. How can TFL justify cracking down on it?

Oh, Transport for London. How could you? That was my reaction when I read the plans to crackdown on Uber… The post Uber is useful, convenient and safe. How can TFL justify cracking down on it? appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Why it’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission

Transport for London is preparing to launch a crackdown on Uber, proposing a series of new rules that will hit the popular minicab-hailing app in one of its most popular cities. …The proposals include a minimum five-minute wait time between ordering a private hire vehicle and it arriving, and banning operators from showing cars for […]

TfL and the cabbies are conspiring against the public

James and Charlotte have already written about why Transport for London’s (TfL) proposed regulations of private hire taxis like Uber are a bad idea. I have not yet seen any defence that the regulations will improve standards for Londoners – they appear to be wholly designed to protect black cab drivers. And that seems to be exactly what’s going […]

Uber Faces New Threat in London

Uber Technologies Inc. faces a fresh threat in Europe after London’s top transportation agency proposed tough new rules for online car-sharing services.

Uber is fighting back after London authorities propose new regulations

Uber has started emailing its users in London to help support the company’s fightback against a proposed set of new rules from Transport for London (TFL) regarding taxis and private hire cars. TFL revealed on Tuesday evening that it’s planning a public consultation on various proposals that could potentially affect Uber. Show More Summary

Transport for London’s taxi conspiracy against Uber

Adam Smith wrote in his Wealth of Nations that, “people of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.” He goes on to conclude that proposals for new regulations “ought always to be listened to […]

65,000 people have already signed a petition against London's tough new proposals for Uber

Uber has begun the fightback against a set of new tough new rules for taxis and "private hire vehicles" proposed by London's transport authority, Transport for London (TfL). On Tuesday evening, the news broke that TfL is planning a public consultation on a series of proposals that would hurt Uber's business model (along with other ride-hailing apps). Show More Summary

BBC reports – Transport for London consulting to ‘end Uber’ ?

The BBC is reporting that they have seen a copy of a leaked consultation document due to be issued by Transport for London, the regulator of taxi’s in the capital.  London provides black cabs, the familiar icon. These tend to be expensive...Show More Summary

London Transport Authority Plans Private Car Hire Restrictions

Transport for London plans to introduce new rules that could severely affect the business of Uber Technologies Inc., including an English-language requirement for drivers, stricter requirements for insurance.and at least some of the ‘knowledge.’

Uber could be about to face a huge challenge in London

Transport for London (TfL) is expected to announce a series of potential measures which could cause a huge problem for Uber and other ride-sharing apps. TfL is the government organisation which regulates things like black cabs and the London Underground. Show More Summary

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