The FTA has welcomed the government’s decision to slash the cost of using the Severn Bridges but said it should have gone further. The DfT has revealed a plan to slash the Severn Bridge toll by 50% for HGVs when the bridge enters public ownership next year. Trucks will pay £10 to cross, rather than the current fee of £20, when the bridge changes ownership. Vans, which currently pay £13.50 to cross the bridge, will pay £3 along with small […]
Senior traffic commissioner (TC) and TC for the North West Beverley Bell is to step down next year.
Traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell stepped down because she felt the TCs did not receive sufficient support from the government.
The long-standing row over the independence of the traffic commissioners (TCs) from Vosa has been laid to rest with the publication this week of a framework document. The document clearly sets out the roles of the TC, the Department for Transport (DfT) and its agencies. It has been signed by senior TC Beverley Bell and transport minister Mike Penning. The independence row was sparked following a letter from the DfT in late 2010 to the then senior TC Philip Brown, […]