TfL bosses have warned that the costs of realising Sadiq Khan’s ambition for 80 percent of all journeys to be taken via sustainable modes of transport by 2041 will outstrip the agency’s spending power.
Transport for London’s Taxi and Private Hire compliance officers have been granted powers to carry out road stops without a police presence and check whether drivers have valid insurance, verify their licence and inspect the vehicle for any defects.
A new report commissioned by City Hall has called for the Mayor and local councils to be given greater powers to ensure land is used to build new homes, including more scope to compulsorily purchase land where developments are at risk of delay.
Shawcross leaves after 18 years at City Hall, 16 as a London Assembly member and 2 as one of Mayor Sadiq Khan’s key aides with day to day overnight of transport policy.
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.