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.
Barcelona is one of the few major cities in the world reporting transport patronage above pre-Covid levels. Perhaps the post-pandemic world need not be as bleak for public transport as many fear, writes Tom Ellerton.
Video games, rugby and graffiti – how novel approaches to anti-social behaviour are improving safety and security on transport
Fearing, experiencing or seeing the effects of anti-social behaviour makes journeys unpleasant and deters people from using public transport - which should be a safe space for all. Monta Drozdova explores our members' efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour on their networks.
Survive or thrive - Has Government watered down its ambition to truly transform bus services?
It is welcome that bus funding has been set out until April 2025. However, the question we are now faced with is whether this will be adequate to protect services and what level of service it will leave us with if not.
How neuroscience experiments can put people at the heart of better transport solutions
Not many people will be aware of the fascinating research taking place in a sleek zero-carbon warehouse tucked away in an industrial park in Dagenham. But last week, a group of our members visited the UCL PEARL facility for a sneak peek into this innovative research facility...
Playing my part in solving the transport puzzle
I came to transport policy by accident. But in my role at City of York Council, most of my daily workday revolved around making sense of transport legislation abbreviations, cycle route feasibility studies, rail reform, highway legislation and the different bus subsidy approaches – all of which I came to find fascinating.
The changing face of rail
Sam Sherwood-Hale, Editor of Rail Professional magazine, speaks to Jonathan Bray about how rail transport has changed throughout his career, the nature of public vs. private, and some of the issues that rail reform will encounter.
Why car-free leisure travel is the ultimate Good Journey
Is this the ultimate no brainer? Everyone agrees that leisure traffic is the growth market for public transport. So, how about the public transport sector works with visitor attractions to promote car-free travel? How hard can it be? Not so hard now we have the well-established non-profit company Good Journey, writes Jonathan Bray...
Everything’s going yellow
In our city regions, the public sector’s natural inclination to innovate for the public good is finding an outlet in transport again, writes Jonathan Bray.