Friday, November 27, 2015

TfL's Informal Statement On Proposed Ride Share App.

TfL have informally announced today on their Q&A account @TfLTPH that as far as they are concerned, passenger sharing apps such as UberPool are legal. 

TfL now say the confusion is in the statement made by Sir Peter Hendy when questioned by Caroline Pidgeon in front of the transport committee of the GLA. 

@TfLTHP are saying that Hendy was referring to the UberPop service —which is banned across most of Europe— which uses unlicensed cars and unlicensed drivers.

Going by what they have said today on Twitter it looks a racing certainty that TfL will be licensing Uber's ride share App UberPool, under the Transport Act 1985, which they say permits ride sharing in London.