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The Local Government Association and the Urban Transport Group have called for new powers for councils to decide the way local bus services are delivered to end a “spiral of decline” of services by protecting vital bus routes and reinvesting in local networks.
9 in 10 city region ticket offices face closure under train operators’ plans, new figures show
Nine in 10 ticket offices in city regions (outside London) are set to close under controversial plans by train operating companies, new figures from the Urban Transport Group show.
City regions respond to train companies’ plans to close ticket offices
The Urban Transport Group, the UK’s network of city region transport authorities, has today responded to the announcement that train companies will consult passengers on plans to ‘modernise customer service across the rail network’.
City regions respond to Government’s decision to extend funding for bus services until 2025
The Urban Transport Group, the UK’s network of city region transport authorities, has responded to the Government’s decision to extend funding for bus services to 2025 and continue the national £2 fare cap until October, after which point, it will rise to £2.50 until the end of November 2024.
Urban Transport Group welcomes new Policy and Research Advisor
The Urban Transport Group is pleased to welcome Monta Drozdova as its new Policy and Research Advisor.
Jason Prince appointed new Director of Urban Transport Group
Jason Prince has been appointed the new Director of the Urban Transport Group, the UK’s network of city region transport authorities.
UTG responds to Government’s decision to extend funding for bus services and continue fares cap
The Urban Transport Group has responded to the Government’s decision to extend funding to protect bus services and continue the national £2 fares cap until early summer.
Loss of services and higher fares 'extremely likely' without further Government support for bus, report warns
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.