British Transport Police bosses have come under fire for holding a series of recruitment workshops for ‘women and BME candidates but should actually be applauded for their efforts.
Last month TfL released to me figures showing that the monthly average spend on track maintenance and replacement during Boris Johnson’s last two years at City Hall was £17.1m, versus an actual and projected £11.1m average in the first 2 years of current Mayor Sadiq Khan.
For someone who promised to be the most pro business Mayor of London ever, Sadiq Khan’s credentials have taken a huge knock with TfL’s outright ban on Uber following their decision not to renew Uber’s licence at the end of this month.
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.