Thursday, January 28, 2016

TfL : Dancing On The Head Of A I'm Spartacus.

So here it is folks an extract from the impact assessment from tunnel engineers MottMcDonald paid by TfL about the refusal of TfL to implement the 5 minute rule

We no longer have Plying for Hire and Pre Booking for PH but another concept of 'more immediate private hire' also known as for centuries as Plying for Hire for anyone with an ounce of brain.

'Operators offering digital only bookings: 

'Whilst all operators could be impacted by this proposal in theory, the operator group expected to be most affected by this proposal will be those only offering digital booking because the technology used is aimed at providing more "immediate private hire". 

'Stakeholder engagement also suggests that current average wait times for this operator group are below five minutes. Services could be deemed less flexible/convenient to passengers as a result of this proposal and therefore there is a risk that this could reduce patronage. This proposal is also likely to impact on vehicle utilisation, and the potential to offer more trips which would affect income.

'As this is a long term impact which could affect business operations and trade, the impact has been assessed as major adverse'. 

Nothing about how anything adverse is for us, public safety or anything else.

So Boris and TfL you had your chance to right a wrong, you have blown it.

'Those who sow the wind, reap the whirlwind'

I'm Spartacus


Andy said...

OK, what we need to realise is that uber and their mode of operation is backed by the government,and is here to stay. LTPH, I believe still want us around, they have stated in response to young tory members of the irrelevent GLA, they have no intention of lowering the standards of the KOL. If however Bob Oddys prediction of 10 thousand drivers leaving the trade, their position could change, that is our problem.
I know drivers takings are down, and its not coming back. I back the upcoming demo as it will send a message to the government enough is enough, no further deregulation of the Taxi trade.
Yes of course it will be spun and give more publicity to uber and annoy the public, and we will lose a bit more work, but we have to do it or the tories will crush us. Make no mistake.
Be Lucky, Ladys and Gents...

Super Bob said...

He's my future prediction:
Anyone can build a TX4. It's design is not owned, apparently.
Electric cars in bus lane (not in London yet), but soon no doubt.
We will soon see TX4 lookalike's, electric powered and so can use bus lanes.They will black in colour.
Lets put a smartphones on the dash, to calculate the fair (its not a meter remember)
Lets put a light on the top that says "Tax See". We may protest at this, but if you pay them enough, TFL will even go to court to prove it's not a "Taxi Sign".
Job done PHV taxi's picking up everywhere and going no-where!!

Anonymous said...

The purpose built taxi must now be dead in the water,our manufacturers are living in cloud cockoo land as for our orgs the Ltda must hang there head in shame,roll on the 10th I'm bringing a hot flask of soup incase were there all night??

Anonymous said...

Each and everyone of you should be looking for a new career if your under 55 unless you want to work for nothing if your over 55 I hope your mortgage is payed up

Anonymous said...

we should take tfl and the met police to court, for allowing ph to have satnavs and phones in thier windsreens as we all know thats the only way they can get to a destination. it is illegal to have anything on your windsceen that inpairs your vision. see highway code. so lets forget about meters and proceed with health and saafety. no court would rule against that? ps i have seen some of our drivers making the same mistake.

Anonymous said...

Phv driver ... When I take my minicab to get a badge at crayford , they make me take out the sat nav, because it is not wired into the car, so all uber cars are breaking the conditions of there TFL badge, but who gives a fickle , TFL just count the money, but really a windscreen is for seeing out of, not sticking things too