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Trade Bulletin – January 2018

Taxi trade representatives met last week with Mike Brown, Transport Commissioner for Transport for London (TFL). The agenda was as follows; Taxi Exclusion – Bank Junction, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street Bus Lanes Update – Blackwall Tunnel northbound Compliance and TPH organisation Compliance Issues Reinstatement of the Advanced Driving Test on completion of The Knowledge […]

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RMT release more detail from Tavistock Inquiry.

TAVISTOCK PLACE PUBLIC INQUIRY – OBSERVATIONS The Tavistock/Torrington Place Public Inquiry is now over and we await the judgement. In the meantime RMT would like to set out some observations and reasons for our objections and highlight the evidence we collected, which were presented to the Inquiry by Ranks and Highways officer Ray Alleeson.   […]

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An Inconvienient Truth?

The decision taken by Transport for London (TFL) to not grant Uber’s private hire operators license is welcomed by RMT and the wider taxi industry. Since its inception in 2012, Uber has operated on the fringes of regulation. Breaching legislative practices established to govern both the taxi & private hire industries. However, these appear to not have been the reason behind TFL’s decision […]

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Scandal; But has anything changed?

The Sunday Times front page revelations that Uber appear to have been concealing acts of criminality involving their drivers and that TFL seem to have delayed informing the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) of two public order offences, which are subject to a six month prosecution time limit meaning that the MPS had no power to […]

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