For London's transport operators, 2012 was clearly their finest year.
A relatively smooth Olympics ensured the story was about the sport and not the transport but, at the risk of sounding like Scrooge, the rose-tinted spectacles can hide some of the issues that did arise.
Transport Commissioner Peter Hendy always said he would have a softly-softly approach to the £130 fines for driving in the exclusive Games Lanes during the Olympics and it seems the authorities have been true to their word.
I've found out that for the first six days of the Games Lanes from 25 July, Transport for London (TfL) gave out no fines at all and only warnings.
Tom began working at the BBC in 1995, having started his career on a small newspaper in the Lake District.
He's worked as Luton Reporter at BBC Look East where he followed an aid convoy during the Kosovo War.
Tom joined BBC London in 2003 as South London Reporter. There he covered the Damilola Taylor trials and received an award for his film on violence against minicab drivers in Croydon. As a general reporter at BBC London he covered the 7/7 terrorist attacks and their aftermath.
He became Transport & Environment Correspondent in 2008. He's covered everything from planes crashing at Heathrow, and snow days cancelling all bus services, to runaway tube trains and the end of the PPP. He was named Transport Journalist of the year in London last year.
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