Mayor answers to London
Question by Joanne McCartney
At the last Mayors Question Time you said that you would put conductors but they would not be traditional conductors taking fares, they would be there to help people on and off the bus. Can I ask how you can reconcile those two things and cut down on the fare evasion point that Roger Evans mentioned if your new generation Routemaster will be a hop on hop off and you are not going to have anyone there checking fares?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
Joanne, as you know, the vast majority of fares are now collected by means of the Oyster so the idea of people going round with a machine and going, Ching ching, fares please is over.