Transport Commissioner Sir Peter Hendy spent just £470 on taxis between July-September, just a third of the sum claimed in the first three months of the year.
Sir Peter hit the deadlines last year after claiming more than £5,141.99 in expenses, including £2,500 on Taxis and travelling costs.
Between January and March 2013 Sir Peter claimed a further over £1,100 on Taxi bills.
Transport for London has previously justified the claims on the grounds that Sir Peter “is overseeing the delivery of a ten-year multi-billion pound budget to manage transport in London, and also deliver Crossrail and the upgrade of the Tube and there are occasions when his full schedule and late hours necessitate the use of taxis (which, of course, TfL licenses).”
TfL’s own expenses policy states that Taxis “should only be used in exceptional circumstances (e.g. Night work if there is no alternative or to attend a meeting in an area where there is no public transport).”
Sir Peter’s latest claims total £2,624.23, however the majority of this is related to his attendance at the UITP World Congress.
While Sir Peter claimed just £140 for meals during the period, Surface Transport boss Leon Daniels spent £950 on two meals described as ‘working dinners’.