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Embracing new technologies will play a key role in decarbonising transport and help towns and cities to achieve net zero emissions – but steps must also be taken to ensure that the way new technologies are applied does not marginalise some groups or reinforce existing inequalities.
Transport authorities call for powers to ensure e-scooter services meet local needs
The Urban Transport Group is calling for a new national enabling framework to give locally accountable transport authorities the option to regulate key aspects of micromobility rental services (like e-scooters) in line with local needs and circumstances, in a new report, published today.
Urban Transport Group welcomes Government’s extension of COVID funding for public transport
The Urban Transport Group has today welcomed the announcement that Government will extend its COVID funding support for local transport for a further six months.
Nearly one in three urban bus trips – some 300 million journeys - could be lost without further financial support from Government, report warns
The number of bus passengers in city regions outside London could be up to 30% lower than before the pandemic – a “similar magnitude” to the direct impact which COVID-19 itself has had on demand - if the Government does not extend its financial support for the bus.
Urban Transport Group responds to Levelling Up White Paper
The Urban Transport Group, the network of UK transport authorities, has today responded to the Government’s Levelling Up White Paper.
Greening urban freight key to decarbonising city regions, says report
The greening of urban freight and logistics is central to decarbonisation strategies both nationally and within city regions, says a new report by the Urban Transport Group.
City regions must help shape rail reform to ensure benefits reach more people and places
City regions must ‘have a seat at the table’ when decisions are taken about how the Government’s reform of the railways is implemented – a new statement from the Urban Transport Group urges.
Urban Transport Group responds to new Plan B rules on COVID
The Urban Transport Group has responded to the Government’s decision to move to Plan B rules to slow the spread of the Omicron variant of COVID.
100 million car and taxi trips in city regions could be replaced by e-bikes if Government delivers target for shift to cycling, new report shows
Over 100 million car and taxi trips made in city regions each year could instead be on e-bikes if the Government is able to deliver its target for mode shift to cycling, according to a new report by consultants Steer for the Urban Transport Group (UTG).