Lyft

Request ID: FOI-0709-1718
Date published: 20 July 2017

You asked

Please may I have the following information: How many meetings have been had between Transport for London staff and representatives from the company Lyft since January 2015? Where available, please give details of these meetings including date and time, location, length of meeting and who was attending. Please may I have full minutes from these meetings, or where this is not available, a summary of the matters discussed.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-0709-1718

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 19 June 2017 asking for information about meetings. Please accept my apologies for the delay in our response.

 

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

 

Please see the details of all meetings we have had with Lyft within the time period requested. Please note that meeting minutes were not taken and so, where applicable, a summary has been provided.

 

Date:               21/22 November 2016

Background:   Michael Hurwitz (Director of Transport Innovation, Surface Transport) attended the ITF-OECD International Workshop on New Mobility and Public Transport in San Francisco. Emily Castor from Lyft was also in attendance at this meeting.

 

Date:               8 December 2016 – 1 Hour

Attendees:      TfL – Michael Hurwitz / Helen Chapman (General Manager, Taxi & Private Hire) / Peter Blake (Director of Service Operations in Surface Transport) / Matthew Hudson (Head of Strategy, Technology & Data)

Lyft – Raj Kapoor, Mike Masserman

GLA – Three attendees from the GLA were also present

Details:            No minutes or actions were recorded from this meeting. Lyft presented their business model that is in operation elsewhere in the world.

 

Date:               20 December 2016 – 30 minute Telephone conversation

Attendees:       TfL – Michael Hurwitz

                        Lyft – Raj Kapoor / Mike Masserman

Details:            No minutes or actions were recorded from this meeting. The conversation was around the development of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy (MTS).

 

Date:               January - Telephone conversation

Attendees:       TfL – Michael Hurwitz

                        Lyft - Michael Masserman

Details:            Discussions to understand Demand Responsive Transport business models - as part of the process to develop the MTS. No minutes or actions were recorded from this meeting.  

 

Date:               6 March 2017 –

Attendees:       TfL – Michael Hurwitz

                        Lyft – Raj Kapoor / Mike Masserman

Details:            This meeting took place during a business trip to New York. Lyft provided an update to TfL on their ongoing business strategy. No minutes or actions were recorded from this meeting.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

Lee Hill

Senior FOI Case Officer

 

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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