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.
If you don’t happen to be a transport geek, why is Very Light Rail (VLR) so exciting? Jason Prince explains, following a visit to see Coventry Very Light Rail in Dudley.
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.
We need one last Christmas cracker
Capital investment in transport across English cities is welcome, but we must not forget London. Its success must be maintained, writes Jason Prince.
Devolution has enabled me to make a difference – Mayor Tracy Brabin in conversation with Urban Transport Group
Following our online event with Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, Monta Drozdova takes a look at the best bits of the conversation.
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.
How to smooth out the bumpy road to an all-electric car future?
The road to net zero is building momentum but it will be a complex journey, with bumps along the way. Our Policy and Research Advisor Monta Drozdova examines the challenges facing the roll-out of electric vehicles.
Autumn Statement: Transport funding should be seen as an investment in growth, people and places
Next week is the Autumn Statement. Policy and Research Advisor Monta Drozdova looks at why transport investment is so important and what city region transport authorities would like to see from Treasury.
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.