Transport for London’s Board have heard how the transport body is confident it can implement an Ultra Low Emission Zone across the whole of the capital, despite opposition from some outer boroughs.
Several boroughs, including Bexley, Croydon, Harrow and Hillingdon have formally stated their opposition to the plans to charge non-compliant vehicles £12.50 per day to drive anywhere in London, and said they may not allow cameras on their networks.
However the website My London reports that both TfL’s commissioner and top executives were confident that they had the necessary powers and resource to implement the expansion.
It quotes Commissioner Andy Lord as saying, he has “a plan to go out and engage with a significant number of those boroughs over the coming weeks.”
TfL’s chief customer and strategy officer Alex Williams is quoted by My London as explaining: “My view is this will be resolved. The reality is that we need those agreements with 24 boroughs. We have those agreements with 16 of them at the moment. Given that we only issued these Section 8 packs in December, that’s quite good progress.
“There are more coming. We want to do this with the consent of the boroughs, but the mayor does have powers to intervene and install the signs and cameras if needs be.”
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