Senior Traffic Commissioner appointed by Secretary of State
Mrs Bell, who performed the roles of Deputy and then Acting Senior Traffic Commissioner following the retirement of Philip Brown, will continue in her role as Traffic Commissioner for the North West of England.
In accepting the appointment as Senior Traffic Commissioner, Mrs Bell remarked: “I am delighted to take on this very important role for the next four years. "Although the introduction of the Statutory Guidance and Directions provided greater clarity about the work of the traffic commissioners, there is still much work to be done in conjunction with the Department for Transport, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and other Government agencies.
“Commissioners want to ensure that we maintain our effectiveness and success as regulators but also look at ways of modernising that regulation.
“We also want to continue to make Britain’s roads safer and competition in the commercial vehicle industry fairer, seeing the seriously non compliant commercial vehicle operators targeted effectively. This will require close working with VOSA, to outline the requirements of the regulator, and by extension the expectations of the industry."
Simon Posner, CPT’s Chief Executive said: “We are really pleased to welcome Beverley to her post. Beverley is committed to making things better for bus passengers and works tirelessly to understand the bus industry and the issues that surround it. She also works closely with us in an effort to boost compliance among operators.
“CPT and its members would like to offer our very best wishes to Beverley Bell on taking up her new role.”
Thee full press release from the Office for the Senior Traffic Commissioner can be viewed and downloaded below.