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KEY TRANSPORT POST PAVES WAY FOR THE LONDON MAYOR

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David Hutchinson has been appointed transitional head of the roads ...
David Hutchinson has been appointed transitional head of the roads

unit in the team working towards the creation of Transport for London

(TfL), the new mayor's integrated transport body. He will transfer

to TfL when it starts operating on 3 July 2000 before handing over to

a permanent TfL appointment.

Mr Hutchinson will ensure that a fully integrated roads division is in place at TfL when it becomes operational on 3 July 2000. He will

co-ordinate the merger of the Highways Agency (in London), the

traffic director for London, the Traffic Control Systems Unit (TCSU)

and London Transport's Bus Priority Unit.

Mr Hutchinson is currently an independent consultant. Until 1997 he was county surveyor of Dorset CC, having previously gained

wide-ranging experience in the West Yorkshire Metropolitan County

Council.

He was also a member of the Standing Advisory Committee for Trunk

Road Assessment from 1991 to 1996 during the period of production of

the report 'Trunk Roads and the Generation of Traffic'. Throughout

his career he has been involved in the activities of the Institution

of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Highways and Transportation

and the County Surveyors Society, of which he is a past president.

NOTES

1. The Greater London Authority (GLA) Bill, which is currently

progressing through parliament, will establish Transport for London

(TfL), a new executive body responsible for delivering the new

mayor's transport strategy for London. TfL will have a board of 8-15

members, appointed by the mayor. Subject to parliamentary approval,

the mayor and the new Greater London Authority (GLA) will assume

their responsibilities on Monday, 3 July 2000.

2. David Hutchinson started work on 7 September. Pending TfL's formal

start on 3 July, he will work at the Government Office for London

preparing for the new body. He will remain in the position after TfL

is established to ensure a smooth transition to a permanent TfL

appointee.

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