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.

All eyes on devolution

It seems that English devolution has arrived at a point of true political convergence, with all parties recognising and praising the benefits it can bring. But how did we get here, asks Monta Drozdova.

Devolution seeds will bear fruit

Against the precarious backdrop of public transport, mayors and local leaders in our city regions are planting seeds of optimism, writes Jason Prince in his latest column for Passenger Transport magazine.

Spring Budget reaction: No news is bad news

It is disappointing that the Chancellor only mentioned public transport in passing in last week’s Spring Budget. Monta Drozdova takes a look at the few transport takeaways from his Budget.

Giving you the ‘inside track’ into transport trends

It’s no exaggeration to say that the pandemic obliterated transport trends in 2020 and 2021. Tom Ellerton, our Technical Manager, explains some of the key findings of the 'Inside track' report on transport trends, which he authored.

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.