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Public service vehicle operator licensing and tribunal rules: legislative changes


Suggests changing public service vehicle rules so that operations begin sooner and introducing formal tribunal rules in traffic commissioner tribunal functions.

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Consultation description

We are suggesting and seeking opinion on:

  1. changing the rules to allow public service vehicle operators, who have met the necessary criteria for licensing, to commence vehicle operations as soon as possible
  2. whether to create the power to introduce formal tribunal rules for the tribunal functions carried out by traffic commissioner


Consultation into making legislative changes to the operator licensing system

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Farhan Khan
Freight, Operator Licensing and Roadworthiness Division
3/28 Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road

Published 3 April 2019