Newslinks | 15th June 2007

The NewsEditor

Do we really need Bob Kiley? - The Independent doesn't seem to think so... (excerpt below)

"While he was Transport Commissioner, he earned £3.9m and was allowed a house, rent-free, in Belgravia - a perk reckoned to be worth £13,000. He has use of it until 2009.

"When he ceased to be a full-time commissioner, he was paid £2m in a severance deal and retained as a 90-day-a-year consultant for Transport for London (TfL) with a daily fee of £3,200, giving advice on issues such as Crossrail and the Olympics."

Next Generation Electric Scooters Arrive in London

"The scooters are comparable in power to a 50cc petrol scooter, but run purely on electricity, creating absolutely no emissions and very little noise.

"If charged with electricity sourced from renewable suppliers, they really can represent totally emission-free transport. And according to Greenpeace, electric scooters have only one tenth the environmental impact of their petrol equivalents." [from eMediaWire]

Moylan re-elected as London Councils' Transport chair

"Cllr Daniel Moylan, of Kensington and Chelsea, has been re-elected as the chairman of the London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee (TEC) at the committee’s annual meeting.

"Cllr Moylan said: "I am delighted to be re-elected to this important position, providing Londoners with a strong and distinctive voice on transport and environment issues." [from]