Caroline Pidgeon AM, Leader of the Liberal Democrat London Assembly Group, commenting on the Mayoral Decision to spend a further £1 million of Transport for London’s resources on ‘aviation related matters’, bringing the total budget for work on aviation up to £6.2 million said:
“Once again the Mayor is throwing good money after bad on aviation.
“The Mayor should be explaining why he has already blown over £5 million of TfL’s valuable resources pursuing his misguided ideas for a Thames Estuary airport.
“Instead he is robbing TfL of even further resources.
“Six million pounds could have been far better spent on transport projects that would actually benefit Londoners.”
“From extending the cycle hire scheme into south east London through to delivering step free access at more Tube stations there are literally dozens of ways in which valuable TfL’s resources could have been better spent.”
Notes to editors:
The Mayoral Decision published today directing TfL to spend a further £1 million on aviation work can be seen here:
https://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/mayoral-decisions/MD1544(see paragraph 1.8)