TfL Taxi Emissions Strategy Meeting October 13 2014

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3974
Question By: 
Valerie Shawcross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Why were the RMT taxi drivers excluded from this meeting to discuss issues around air quality and emissions from taxis when they feel they could make a positive contribution to such discussions?

Answer

Answer for TfL Taxi Emissions Strategy Meeting October 13 2014

Answer for TfL Taxi Emissions Strategy Meeting October 13 2014

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL recognises the importance of engaging with associations that represent licensed London taxi drivers and has developed an engagement policy accordingly.

 

TfL’s policy sets out the general requirements associations need to meet if they wish to engage with TfL and does not exclude any association or trade union providing they can supply evidence that they meet this policy. To date the RMT have not provided TfL with this evidence.

 

All taxi drivers will be consulted on TfL’s proposals to help the taxi trade transition to a zero emission capable future as part of the ULEZ consultation, which starts on 27 October.