This morning, I had the opportunity to ask the Secretary of State for Transport about TfL’s plan to introduce a pay-per-mile scheme across London. Following on from a written question on this topic, I pressed the Minister about the state of TfL’s finances and what money they anticipated to receive from the expansion of ULEZ.
I was deeply concerned to learn that with falling revenues from ULEZ anticipated in the coming years, the Mayor had instructed TfL to investigate the technicalities of introducing road charging schemes across London in the future. City Hall continues to deny that this is the plan, yet it was Deputy Mayor Seb Dance that informed the Minister of such plans.
Residents will know that this expansion is due to come into force at the end of next month. As we move closer to the date on which the Mayor intends to press ahead with the expansion, it is of increasing importance that his plans are brought to a standstill. With the High Court still ruling on the legality of the expansion work must continue.