New Years Honours for transport
Amongst the names from the transport industry receiving accolades in the latest New Year’s Honours list was MD of Planning at TfL, Dr. Michele Dix. Michele was recognised for services to the transport industry, receiving a CBE (Commander of the British Empire). She has held her role at TfL since June 2007, initially taking it on as a job share. Prior to that she was co-Director of Congestion Charging, implementing, running and expanding the scheme as well as developing the Low Emission Zone. Her current position has seen her work across all areas of transport in the capital, including designing bus lanes. On 5 February, she moves to the new post of MD of Crossrail 2, where she will be tasked with implementing the new rail scheme.
Another recipient of a CBE from the transport world was David Fraser Middleton, Chief Executiove for Transport Scotland. He was awarded the title for services to the civil service and transport in Scotland. An Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) was awarded to Team Leader at DfT, Steven John Berry, for services to local transport resilience. An OBE also went to Jeremy Charles Moore, Liaison Officer for Road Policy, Association of Chief Police Officers, for services to road safety and policing, as well as to Chief Executive of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau, Ashton West, for services to road safety.
A Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) was received by Henry Anthony Armstrong, Engineering Technician for the Department for Regional Development, Northern Ireland, for services to transport and charitable fundraising. MD of Millbrook Proving Ground, Miguel Fragoso-Recio, earned an MBE too, for services to the UK automotive industry. Company Secretary and Director at Fermanagh Community Transport, David John Monaghan, was named a Medalist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM), for services to rural transport in Northern Ireland.