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Bus passengers could be dealt the double blow of fewer services and higher fares if the Government ends its Covid-related support for the bus at the end of March.
Greater Manchester transport boss is new Chair of Urban Transport Group
Steve Warrener, the Managing Director of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), is the new Chair of the Urban Transport Group – the UK’s network of city region transport authorities.
Future of bus services ‘hangs in the balance’ as funding cliff edge looms
The future of bus services in England ‘hangs in the balance’ as Government funding needed to keep the wheels turning expires at the end of March.
New approach needed to give all major urban areas London-style smart and simple ticketing
A new report has identified multiple obstacles to giving public transport users in the city regions the smart, simple and integrated ticketing experience that passengers already enjoy in London.
Jonathan Bray to leave Urban Transport Group
Jonathan Bray, Director at the Urban Transport Group since 2008, will be stepping down in early April 2023.
New approach needed to take the conflict out of the streets of the future, urges report
There are at least 160 legitimate calls on street space and they cannot all be met. A new report from Urban Movement for the Urban Transport Group calls for a fresh approach to remove the conflict from the competing demands for street space.
City regions outline transport priorities for new Prime Minister
City region transport authorities have today set out the priorities that the new Prime Minister should address on assuming office on Monday in order to keep the UK’s urban areas moving.
Urban Transport Group responds to Government bus funding announcement
The Urban Transport Group has today responded to the Government's announcement on extending bus funding support.
Urban Transport Group frustrated by sidelining of city region role in rail reform consultation
The Urban Transport Group has expressed its frustration that city regions have been sidelined in the Government’s consultation on legislation to implement rail transformation, which closes for responses today.