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Director of transport services steps down from full-time work

Ian Bates takes on role for limited term

The man who has been instrumental in shaping the Island's public transport system over the last decade is stepping down from full-time work.

Ian Longworth is moving to a three-day week as he heads towards a planned retirement.

Whilst Mr Longworth will continue in his nominated role as transport manager, Ian Bates will take up the role of director of transport services on a day-to-day basis for a limited term.

Mr Longworth will continue to work as a lead officer for transport projects.

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