Comment

Our blog offers commentary, analysis and insights on the latest urban transport debates from our team of experts, as well as our Director’s regular column for Passenger Transport magazine.

What’s in store for transport in 2024?

After a turbulent year for transport in 2023 – with the cancellation of the northern leg of HS2, Network North, Plan for Drivers and a U-turn on ticket office closures - this year is likely to be just as eventful. So, what is in store for 2024? Monta Drozdova looks ahead.

Creating a virtuous circle of trust and safety on public transport

Amongst the key topics of conversation and main challenges facing the public transport sector in the post-pandemic world, is that of fostering trust. Monta Drozdova looks back to the discussion at the recent joint City Regions Transport and Women in Transport APPGs session.

Key transport takeaways from the Autumn Statement

Last week the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt took to the dispatch box to set out what he branded an “Autumn Statement for growth”. Our Policy and Research Advisor Monta Drozdova analyses what the Autumn Statement means for the transport sector.

Proud – celebrating our transport leadership journey

"In the words of Heather Small, ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud?’. Well today, I am reflecting on the Urban Transport Group’s Leadership Programme and how proud I am to have had a major part in bringing it all together," writes our Business Coordinator, Saila Acton.

Smoothly does it – a day on Belfast’s public transport

If asked what my preferred verb would be to describe how I would ideally like to travel across a city, ‘glide’ would almost certainly be my top choice. It’s no coincidence then, that Belfast’s iconic bus rapid transit scheme is called Gilder, writes James Kershaw, following a trip to Northern Ireland.