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The latest transport newslinks are below. If we've missed something, please get in touch.

Strike

  • RMT workers on the Underground have voted to strike over pensions and benefits [BBC]. Talks to avert the 72 hour strike are being held tomorrow between the RMT and LU management. If unsuccessful the strike is set to run from 4pm Tuesday until the same time on Friday [PA]. LondonUnlocked will post the outcome of the talks as soon as it is made public.

Road transport

  • TfL are seeking a High Court injunction to prevent Addison Lee's drivers from using bus lanes [Road.cc].
  • The Director General of the IoD has come out in favour of the cab firm, calling for competition to be opened up in the cab market [StockMarketWire].

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Airports

  • Richard Deakin, the Chief Executive of NATS, has stated that the Thames Estuary airport would be in 'the very worst spot' in terms of airspace management [Air Traffic Management].

Election 2012

  • Independent candidate Siobhan Benita has launched her manifesto for Mayor. Amongst the pledges, backing a third runway at Heathrow [BBC].
  • Lib Dem candidate Brian Paddick wants to shut sections of the Tube for weeks at a time to move along upgrades and prevent 'inefficient' evening and weekend closures [Evening Standard].
  • Labour candidate Ken Livingstone has pledged to extend the Croydon Tramlink if elected [MorningStar].
  • Christian Wolmar considers that for both the Labour and Conservative candidates, 'the road is still king' [Christian Wolmar].
  • LondonReconnections is beginning a series looking at each of the candidates' transport policies. It will, no doubt, be an excellent read.
  • Bike Radar finds Green candidate Jenny Jones the most bike friendly of her peers.

- all freshly-minted policies are added to our Election 2012 page, here -