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Request for Black Cabs and Uber information

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Dear Transport for London,
I am looking for a number of things on both black cabs in London and Uber taxis in London
1) The number of people who took the knowledge test from 2012-2017
2) The numbers of Black cab drivers registered in Lodnon from 2012-2017
3)The number of times Uber has been used from surveys since 2014
4) Number of trips by both black cabs and Uber 2014-2017

Yours faithfully,

George Willis

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Willis

TfL Ref: 1376-1718

Thank you for your email received by Transport for London (TfL) on 6 September 2017.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and TfL’s information access policy.

A response will be provided to you by 4 October 2017. We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data, governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Jasmine Howard
FOI Case Officer
Information Governance
Transport For London

FOI, Transport for London

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Dear Mr Willis

 

TfL Ref:1376-1718

 

Thank you for your email received by us on 6 September 2017 asking for
information about black cabs and private hire vehicles in London.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm that we hold some of the information you require. You asked for:

 

1) The number of people who took the knowledge test from 2012-2017

 

Once a person has been accepted onto the Knowledge of London they must
pass five tests, one at each stage of the Knowledge process. To enable us
to provide a succinct answer to your question please can you provide
further detail of what you are specifically seeking, for example what
stage of the knowledge test process you are interested in.

 

2) The numbers of Black cab drivers registered in London from 2012-2017

 

The information you asked for is available on our website at the following
link:
[1]https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/taxis-and-pr...

 

Please note that in accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not
obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is
already accessible to you elsewhere.

 

3) The number of times Uber has been used from surveys since 2014

 

4) Number of trips by both black cabs and Uber 2014-2017

 

Transport for London (TfL) does not hold journey data for taxis and
private hire vehicles in London. However, our Travel in London report has
some information which you may find useful, which can be found here:
[2]https://tfl.gov.uk/corporate/publication...

 

If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable
to access it for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to
appeal as well as information on copyright and what to do if you would
like to re-use any of the information we have disclosed.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

Information Governance

Transport For London

 

 

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