Good Games: Transport for London
In the weeks and months leading up to the Games, the media forecast impending meltdown for London's transport network. Melodramatic messages from mayor Boris Johnson were broadcast over loudspeakers across the capital, warning Londoners to prepare for millions of extra travellers and widespread disruption. Many businesses and organisations made plans to allow employees to spend the two weeks of the Games working at home. But in the event, the city functioned remarkably well. Transport for London, the body responsible for running the capital's public transport, did a commendable job. There were no crises, few hiccups, and certainly no meltdown. Its army of extra pink-jacketed helpers, along with all its regular drivers and staff, kept London moving with impressive efficiency and courtesy.