The Road Transport Licensing Committee (RTLC) acts as an independent tribunal body of Government with responsibility for regulating the transport of passengers.
It is the duty of the Committee to administer and enforce the provisions of the Road Transport Act 2001, to benefit and protect the public through the provision of sufficient, efficient, safe, and quality services of public transport.
The Act provides for the licensing of all Public Passenger Vehicles that are used commercially on the Island, (i.e. taxis, Private Hire cars, minibuses, buses, and coaches), and their drivers, plus the licensing or registration of operators. The Act also embraces the operation of Heavy Goods Vehicles, but regulations for the licensing or registration of such vehicles have yet to be made by the Department of Infrastructure.
The RTLC is appointed by the Council of Ministers subject to the approval of Tynwald, and each member shall hold office for a term of 5 years.
- Mr JK Watterson, Chairman
- Mr B O'Friel, Vice-Chairman
- Mr A Payne
- Mr F Peck
- Mr D Sellick
- Mr N C Capewell, Secretary
- Miss Liz McMahon, Administrative Officer
- Mr D Berry, PPV Inspector