Mayor Of London)
Changes to taxi and private hire regulations – your impact
Thank you to all Talk London members who took part in the recent consultation on changes to private hire vehicle regulations. Over 850 of you responded to this important consultation on the future of taxi and private services, providing vital information to Transport for London (TfL) on the views of taxi and private hire passengers.
TfL have now set out plans to modernise London’s private hire industry by updating regulations to account for the impact of new technology and the rising numbers of private hire vehicles in London. Here’s TfL’s announcement.
Advances in technology and new business models in recent years have offered customers greater choice and convenience. These changes have also led to a massive growth in the number of private hire vehicles on London’s roads –
there are now 95,000 drivers in the capital, up from 59,000 in 2010. This has contributed to wider challenges for London such as growing traffic congestion, illegal parking and areas of poor air quality, especially in central London.