Following questioning from Caroline Pidgeon, the Mayor, who is also the chair of Transport for London, gave a clear cut reply that he had ruled out any further consideration of the proposal. His stance led to criticisms even from Conservative Assembly Members.
The Mayor's statement that he will not consider further introducing a travel card to cover part-time workers is deeply disappointing.
|Caroline Pidgeon working to improve London's transport|
Daily caps on Oyster simply don't provide the same good deal for the many people who need to get to an office three days a week. Ultimately the whole travel card system is centred around the old fashioned idea of everyone working a five day week in an office environment. That simply isn't the real working experience anymore for many people.
The Mayor, as chair of Transport for London, should stop making excuses and instead ensure that people who work part-time or regularly work from home are given a fair deal.