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Poor TfL?

TfL is getting a £1.9bn bail-out because revenue from fares and the congestion charge have collapsed. When I last looked, TfL’s budget was over £5bn a year, with 100 managers on salaries of over £100,000, with BUPA and generous pension … Continue reading

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Congestion charging + HS2 = public waste x 2

What does HS2 have in common with the congestion charge? It will cost the earth, and it’s being imposed before traffic reform has even been tried. Cars are uniquely convenient, allowing us to visit multiple destinations at times of our choosing. They … Continue reading

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“Obnoxious autocrats”

From Alan Rusbridger’s Guardian interview with Google’s Eric Schmidt: He decided against exploiting facial recognition, which he sees as wide open to abuse, and warns of the dangers of combining such technology with London-style traffic cameras. “You could imagine aggressive, obnoxious … Continue reading

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