Commenting on the news that the project to deliver "new Routemaster" buses will have put only four new buses on the streets by the end of May, Caroline Pidgeon told the Evening Standard:
"The Mayor has repeatedly made misleading claims about the new London bus. Initially he claimed that the research and development costs would be picked up privately, but we soon discovered that it would be taxpayers who would foot the massive bill.
"The starting date for the first bus operating on London's roads was then delayed. Now we find out that the repeated promise of eight of these buses operating in London by the end of May is set to be broken as well.
"It is time Boris Johnson stopped writing newspaper columns about the new London bus and instead gave clear answers about why this expensive project is not matching the promises he has made to Londoners."