Transport for London’s decision not to re-licence Uber has, predictably, provoked a lot of noise from the firm’s supporters and detractors, but both groups probably need to calm down.
Friday’s Guardian piece on Boris Johnson’s vanity projects has caused a bit of eyebrow raising in some corners, not least over the inclusion of the capital’s bike hire scheme in what is presented as a roll call of waste and failure.
The service will be a by-product of a Home Office decision to axe the current Airwave system used by the UK’s 999 services and award EE a contract to build a 4G-based replacement.
In a welcome move towards sanity, an Internal Review has overturned the refusal to say how many armed officers are employed by London’s third police force.
Transport for London has released to me copies of its funding agreement with British Transport Police and it makes very interesting reading.