Use of Bus Lanes by Licensed Private Hire Vehicles

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0932
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Does the Mayor agree with me that it's high time that licensed private hire vehicles were allowed to use bus lanes, given their important contribution to London's transport? Would you advise us on progress with the previously reported review of this matter?

Answer

Answer for Use of Bus Lanes by Licensed Private Hire Vehicles

Answer for Use of Bus Lanes by Licensed Private Hire Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In recent months TfL has been working to enable licensed private hire vehicles to set down and pick up passengers on red routes. It is anticipated that this exemption, previously only afforded to licensed taxis, will be extended to cover private hire vehicles later this year. I have asked TfL to consider the issues around private hire vehicles using bus lanes, once this exemption to set down and pick up on red routes is up and running.