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.

The Dutch have their cake and eat it

In his latest article for Passenger Transport magazine, Jonathan Bray explains how the Dutch are showing how you can have it all -  Devolution and integration, good public policy outcomes and private sector innovation.

Getting smart on data

The last five years have seen a growing interest in the concept of big data. Transport is no exception, and there is a real sense of anticipation about how new data sources could help deliver more efficient and reliable systems, better informed passengers and new products and services.

Change is happening fast - what's next

Now we are the Urban Transport Group, the pace is picking up with more invitations to speak at more conferences and events. Which also gives the opportunity to hear from others and tune into what’s going on out there in a host of areas, from skills to tech and streets to logistics.

The day we woke up to mental health

In his latest article for Passenger Transport Magazine, Jonathan Bray reports back on last week's Mental Health Summit and suggests it was a tipping point, moving the issue from the margins to the mainstream.

Going Overground - London's inner orbital railway

In his latest article for Passenger Transport Magazine, Jonathan Bray suggests the sign and symbol of the times is no longer an outer orbital motorway, it’s an inner orbital railway - the London Overground. 

ScotRail - so much more than a railway

In his latest article for Passenger Transport Magazine, Director, Jonathan Bray explains Scotland’s rail franchise is about more than just train services, it’s about a vision for a nation. Other parts of the UK should study it.

Urban Transport Group is up and running

Exciting times for us as we move onwards and upwards with TfL as full members and a new name that better reflects who we are,  what we do. With all the major urban areas on board and with the wider consensus that’s grown up around the importance of devolved and high investment city and city region transport networks it does feel like the sky is the limit on what we can now achieve.