Honour for voice of bus passengers in Wales

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Margaret Everson, Senior Officer at Bus Users UK Cymru
Margaret Everson, Senior Officer at Bus Users UK Cymru

Margaret Everson, Senior Officer at Bus Users UK Cymru, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2013 Birthday Honours List.

Awarded for services to bus users and to transport inWales, the honour has been warmly welcomed by Gillian Merron, Chair of Bus Users UK. She said: “This is a richly deserved honour for Bus Users UK’s leading voice inWales. We’re very proud of Margaret and this is recognition of many years of service in representing the interests of bus users in which we can all delight.”

Margaret’s colleague at Bus Users Wales, Barclay Davies, said: “Margaret has gained the confidence of bus passengers, the transport industry and local authorities acrossWales. She has helped to turn Bus Users UK Cymru into a highly successful campaigning body and the voice of the bus user, creating a model which is respected throughout theUK.”

Margaret has specifically campaigned on behalf of passengers with sensory loss, the vulnerable and the elderly, and developed good practice guidance for bus operators and local authorities. She has had a successful career in road and rail public transport and is a respected professional in the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport inWales.