Licenced Minicabs

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/0943
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

I am grateful that TfL have listened to lobbying from reputable minicab companies and are making arrangements to facilitate licence minicabs to pick up and drop down passengers on Red Routes. What steps are you taking to draw this to the attention of Minicabs companies and the public?

Answer

Answer for Licenced Minicabs

Answer for Licenced Minicabs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I issued a press notice on 27 April, and shortly before that held a photo-call with key private hire trade and TfL representatives. The press notice is available on the TfL website. The story was picked up and published widely in all of the recent private hire papers and periodicals. Following the outcome of the consultation on the necessary changes to Traffic Regulation Orders, the PCO will be in touch with operators and drivers to let them know the detail of the changes and what they need to do in respect of additional vehicle signage so that they can benefit from the right to pick up and set down on red routes. A PCO Notice will also be published explaining the changes and announcing the date on which they will take effect. A further press release will also be considered.