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.
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.
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.