Boris faces tough questions over shock 20pc fare rises
BORIS Johnson faces tough questions today over his shock fare rises. The London Assembly’s transport committee is to quiz him over bus fares going up by up to 20 per cent and controversial Congestion daily road tolls up 25 per cent in the New Year
BORIS Johnson faces tough questions today from London Assembly members over his shock fare rises.
The Assembly's transport committee is to quiz him over bus fares he announced on Thursday that were going up by as much as much as 20 per cent pay-as-you-go and controversial Congestion daily road tolls in central London going up 25 per cent from �8 to �10 in the New Year.
Questions are also likely to include how he is tackling overcrowding on the trains, congestion on the roads and threats to the London cycle network.
The session is aimed at getting evidence for the committee's formal response to the Mayor's draft transport plan. But Thursday's shock announcements about fares and Congestion tolls is likely to dominate the agenda.
The committee's main fears have been the Mayor needing to take "a more radical approach" to congestion, overcrowding and CO2 emissions.
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