First launched in 2012 on buses and extended to Tube and rail services in Summer 2014, contactless allows commuters to travel using debit and credit cards as well as virtual wallet services such as Apple Pay which now account for around one in eight contactless journeys.
Transport for London has confirmed that Simon Kilonback has been appointed as the Chief Finance Officer, a role he’s been been filling on an interim basis following the unexpected death of firmer finance chief Ian Nunn.
At last month’s Mayor’s Question Time session, Mr Khan was asked to consider supporting the conversion of diesel powered taxis to LPG as a step towards delivering his pledge to clean up the capital’s air.
While the intent behind the rules is to stop politicians pumping out tax funded PR which might help sway voters, when applied to a strategic scrutiny body such as the Assembly, the actual impact is to impede the public challenging of top decision makers at agencies such as Transport for London and the Met Police.
Mayor Sadiq Khan’s office has dismissed claims that he’s “rushed” to fund “dozens” of housing regeneration schemes before new rules requiring a mandatory ballot of residents come into effect.