TfL appoints a new Director of Service Operations (Surface Transport)

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Transport for London (TfL) has announced today that Peter Blake has been appointed as Director of Service Operations for TfL Surface Transport.

Peter Blake is currently Head of Integrated Transport at Worcestershire County Council, where he is responsible for public, education and social services transport, as well as the county’s highways and traffic management services. He also has substantial experience in managing community transport, dial-a-ride and taxi & private hire licensing services.

The new Surface Transport Service Operations Directorate was established in September 2013 and consists of a number of TfL’s high profile business areas:

• Road User Charging (Congestion Charge and Low Emission Zone)
• Barclays Cycle Hire
• Dial-a-Ride and Assisted Transport Services
• Taxi and Private Hire Licensing
• London River Services
• Victoria Coach Station

Garrett Emmerson, TfL’s Chief Operating Officer for Surface Transport, said. “I believe we have recruited an excellent new director to TfL’s Surface Transport Leadership Team. I have every confidence that Peter will help build on the track record of achievement, continuous improvement and operational delivery within Service Operations. His remit will be to shape a successful, joined-up directorate which will continuing to deliver exceptional service to all of our customers.”

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