Long considered the most tedious and infuriating process on the Island Premier Ewart Brown congratulated the Transport Control Department for winning the 2009 Bermudian Magazine award for Best Government Department.
Speaking on Monday the Premier said: "Not many years ago Bermudians would not even consider TCD for a service award like this.
"But now look… they are considered among the best. Surveys showed customers were very pleased with the service they are receiving.
"I have been advised that the team at TCD were overjoyed at the news, and they should be. Well done!"
Dr. Brown, who is also the Tourism and Transport Minister, spoke at a second quarter press conference and said the Bermuda Emissions Control Ltd. was doing well with its new responsibility for the Safety and Emissions Inspection to all motorised vehicles.
"I am advised by the Director of TCD that all the hard work leading up to this transition has proven successful as customers have adjusted well to the new testing procedures," he said. "With three testing lanes for cars and trucks at the North Street facility as well as testing lanes at Southside and Rockaway; we expedited the examination process considerably."
By Bermuda Shorts