Transport for London’s bid to be London’s largest build-to-rent landlord makes perfect sense, writes Ed Fowkes, development director at Prosperity Capital Partners. This should be no surprise to anyone who has been watching passenger numbers for the past few years. Bus use has been decreasing steadily since 2014, while Tube use dipped last year by 2%. For a public transport body set to lose its central government grant, this is concerning. The drop-off in passengers comes just as Crossrail opens its doors, potentially later than planned and over budget, and as TfL gears up to deliver major Tube works