Mike Brown, Transport Commissioner

Commissioner to give TfL progress update

01 March 2017

How is Transport for London (TfL) responding to the increasing pressures on London transport?

Mike Brown became TfL Commissioner in September 2015, having previously been Managing Director of London Underground and London Rail. 

The London Assembly Transport Committee meets tomorrow to question the TfL Commissioner about progress on previous Committee recommendations and to explore the Mayor and TfL’s transport priorities.  Topics will include;

  • Taxi and private hire - what progress has been made on implementing changes to taxi and private hire services since the Committee’s Future Proof report in December 2014?  What impact is expected from the English language requirement for private hire drivers?
  • Traffic congestion - what consideration has been given to reforming the Congestion Charge?
  • TfL savings - what is the plan for making £4 billion of savings over the next 5 years?  Which tube capacity upgrade projects are being pushed back, due to budget cuts?
  • Investment in the tube network and London Overground
  • Night Tube noise
  • Tube station staffing
  • Bus network
  • Heathrow expansion

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 02 March from 10:00am in The Chamber at City Hall (The Queen’s Walk, London SE1).

Media and members of the public are invited to attend

The meeting can also be viewed via webcast.

Follow us @LondonAssembly and take part in the discussion using #AssemblyTransport and #TfLCommissioner

Notes to editors

  1. Agenda Papers
  2. Caroline Pidgeon MBE AM, Chair of the Transport Committee, is available for interview – see contact details below.
  3. London Assembly Transport Committee.
  4. As well as investigating issues that matter to Londoners, the London Assembly acts as a check and a balance on the Mayor.

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