As Beverley Bell prepared to step down from the role of senior traffic comissioner, senior legal reporter Ashleigh Wight went to visit the outgoing TC to hear what she’d learnt from her five years in post. You can hear some highlights from the interview in the latest episode of the Motor Transport Podcast. Bell discusses the role of the PI, O-licencing fees and which transport laws she’d change if she was given the chance. To listen to what the senior […]
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There’s a funding issue to be addressed in 2013 according to the transport commissioners’ annual reports, but operators aren’t expected to foot the bill. Roger Brown reports. Senior traffic commissioner (TC) Beverley Bell said her top priority during the coming year will be to hold talks with Vosa chiefs to ensure TCs continue to be properly resourced and financed. In the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Reports for 2011-12, Bell explained that as their work is paid for by operators who have […]
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, […]