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CITY VIEWS: IS BORIS RIGHT TO HIKE THE FARES IN A LOW-INFLATION ECONOMY?

<strong>STEVE REYNOLDS </strong>RSA INSURANCE<br />&ldquo;Most people feel that anything that is not in-line with inflation is unjust. In this case, you have got to find another way to resolve the deficit. The fares already seem over-the-top &ndash; I&rsquo;ve just come back from the US and services like transport are far cheaper there.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>RUPERT THOMAS </strong> THE SYNERGY GROUP<br />&ldquo;It has to be the right thing to do &ndash; there&rsquo;s no other option. I don&rsquo;t like it, but where else are you going to get the money from? The central government doesn&rsquo;t have any. This is not completely the government&rsquo;s fault, although Mayor Ken was somewhat profligate.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>PAUL SUDDABY</strong> <strong></strong> CAPGEMINI<br />&ldquo;I think that our transport services are vastly overpriced &ndash; certainly in comparison to Europe. What are you getting for your money? I&rsquo;m all for Crossrail, but I think Boris needs to be a lot more transparent in terms of where all this money is going.&rdquo;