The boss of London’s public transport system has used taxis on his expenses 398 times, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

While the boss of the London Underground has not made any claims for taxis in recent years.

The London Evening Standard report:

The head of London’s public transport has used taxis nearly 400 times during the past three years for which he has charged expenses, new figures reveal today.

Sir Peter Hendy — Commissioner of Transport for London and knighted in the Queen’s New Year Honours for services to transport and the community — lists the 398 trips among the £16,125 of expense claims.

The figure includes business and working dinners, registration and travel to transport conferences — as well as £31.91 for some coffee mugs for his office.


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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.