FIX TFL'S FINANCESS
Transport for London's finances are a mess. Sadiq Khan has pursued policies he knew TfL couldn't afford and now Londoners are paying the price.
On Khan's watch, TfL's debt has reached a record £13 billion, 21 major transport upgrades have been delayed or cancelled, and Crossrail is more than three years late and £3.45 billion over budget. On top of this appalling record, Khan's fares freeze, which benefited tourists instead of Londoners, lost London £640 million in fares revenue.
To fix TfL's finances, we are fighting to cut the network's wasteful perks, golden handshakes and trade union subsidies.
After four years of Khan, London's transport network desperately needs investment to help make London move.
STOP HEATHROW EXPANSION
Heathrow expansion is a deeply flawed and expensive idea, which would result in unacceptable levels of noise and air pollution in London.
We oppose Heathrow's plan for a third runway and instead support a new internationally competitive hub airport in the Thames Estuary.
BAN PUBLIC TRANSPORT STRIKES
Strikes on London's transport network disrupt Londoners' lives and cost our city's economy millions of pounds. Despite promising "zero days" of strikes, Khan has failed to stop strike action.
We are calling for strikes on public transport to be banned and replaced with the right to binding pendulum arbitration. In this system, an independent arbiter would choose between the proposals from trade unions and transport companies. This would stop costly strikes and incentivise both sides to behave reasonably and comprise.
Around the world, driverless trains have proven to be safer, faster and more efficient than trains with a driver on board.
Driverless trains should be introduced across Transport for London's services as soon as possible. Not only would this improve TfL services but it would deliver considerable savings.
Devolving control of London's mainline rail to TfL would enable better, more frequent and reliable train services in the capital.
Unless Khan reverses his damaging transport policies, City Hall will struggle to secure rail devolution for London.