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Holmes is West Mids rail director

Holmes is West Mids rail director

Malcolm Holmes (pictured) has been appointed executive director of the West Midlands Rail Executive, the trading name for local authority company West Midlands Rail Ltd, which was set up with the purpose of specifying and managing rail franchising for the West Midlands. Holmes has been performing... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today People

Jones is East Yorkshire’s operations manager

Barry Jones has been appointed operations manager for bus operator East Yorkshire, the new brand that has replaced East Yorkshire Motor Services following its acquisition by the Go-Ahead Group last summer. Jones will join next month from a transport company in Oman, where he has spent three years... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today People

McCormick joins motorways team in Oz

Former AECOM consultant Paul McCormick has joined Transport for New South Wales in Australia, working as a senior executive in its motorways team. McCormick worked for AECOM from 2012 to 2018, including as managing director for transportation in the UK and Ireland from 2016-2017.&nb... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today People

Brown is new transport efficiency chair

The Government has appointed Mike Brown, the commissioner of Transport for London, as chair of the Transport Infrastructure Efficiency Taskforce. The taskforce is a collaboration between the DfT, TfL, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail and Highways England. Set up in 2017, it was initially chaired by Crossrail... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today People

Nexus, Heather Blevins appointed

Nexus, the Tyne and Wear PTE, has appointed Heather Blevins to the new position of head of learning, to deliver training programmes for staff. Blevins has previously worked in learning and development for Coventry City Council and Warwickshire County Council.... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today People

Ben Hamilton-Baillie

Street designer and ‘shared space’ advocate Ben Hamilton-Baillie has died from cancer at the age of 63. Paying tribute to his work, Martin Cassini, who campaigns for traffic system reform, said: “Ben coined the term ‘shared space’, later preferring ‘low-speed... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today People

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