The Huffington Post report:

Boris Johnson has been accused by senior London politicians of “wasting” over £400,000 of public money on designing London’s new Routemaster buses.

The London Mayor was also accused of “breaking his promise” that the cost of the newly designed bus, which was swiftly exposed for having poor ventilation, would be borne by private business.

The London Mayor’s latest model of buses, named the “New Bus For London“, started service on February 2012 on select routes. The new double-decker buses were built by Northern Irish coachbuilders Wrightbus and designed by London design studio Heatherwick, who also designed the Olympic Cauldron used for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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