Minicabs must stay out of Reading’s bus lanes » National Taxi Association

Minicabs must stay out of Reading’s bus lanes » National Taxi Association

Councillors voted not to permit private hire vehicles in bus lanes but to ask the Department for Transport to allow the King’s Road trial to be extended Private hire vehicle operators have lost their battle to use bus lanes around Reading Private hire vehicle operators have lost their battle to use bus lanes around Reading Private hire vehicle operators have lost their battle to use bus lanes around Reading. Bus companies and black cab drivers convinced Reading borough councillors it would result in congestion. Members of the traffic management sub-committee did agree to extend the current trial allowing private hire cars to use the King’s Road bus lanes. Operators of minicabs have long been pushing for the use of bus lanes, which are restricted to buses and hackney carriages. John Purvis, speaking on behalf of Reading Private Hire Association at the sub-committee meeting ...

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