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Lee Waters MS, Deputy Minister for Climate Change

First published:
18 March 2022
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On 10 February, I announced that I would be establishing a North Wales Transport Commission, led by Lord Burns, which will be responsible for taking an evidence-led approach to develop recommendations for multi-modal, integrated transport solutions.

The Commission will build on the successful model of the South East Wales Transport Commission, and the work of the North Wales Metro, and will focus on producing recommendations to allow us to build more efficient, high-quality transport connections across and into North Wales.

I am pleased to announce the process of establishing the Commission is now complete. 

Six Commissioners have been appointed alongside Lord Burns as Chair, and each will bring a wide variety of experience, knowledge and expertise to the work of the Commission.  They are:  

  • Professor John Parkin - Professor of Transport Engineering at the University of the West of England and Deputy Director of the Centre for Transport and Society.
  • Ashley Rogers - Commercial Director of the North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council.
  • Dyfed Edwards - Deputy Chair of the Welsh Revenue Authority.
  • Dr Georgina Santos - Reader at Cardiff University and economist interested in environmental and transport economics and public policy.
  • Sue Flack - Former Director of Planning and Transport at Nottingham City Council, now independent transport consultant specialising in integrating planning and transport.
  • Stephen Joseph OBE - Advisor and former Director of the Campaign for Better Transport.

The Commission will be supported by a Welsh Government and Transport for Wales Secretariat.  From this, I have appointed Advisory Members to the Commission given their particular expertise.  They are:

  • Glyn Evans - Active Travel Lead - North Wales, Transport for Wales
  • Ruth Wojtan - North Wales Metro Strategic Development Project Manager

I remain committed to taking an inclusive and collaborative approach to finding innovative, affordable and sustainable solutions to achieve our decarbonisation and modal shift aims, and the Commission will be working with stakeholders to achieve that ambition.

I look forward to receiving the Commission’s report next year alongside regular updates on progress.