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Laura Shoaf, the Managing Director of Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), is the new Chair of the Urban Transport Group.
Urban Transport Group launches new model to help predict bus use during and after COVID-19 pandemic
The Urban Transport Group has today launched the most sophisticated tool currently available for modelling bus use in city regions.
City regions must be “at the heart” of Government’s Green Industrial Revolution
The Urban Transport Group, the UK’s network of city region transport authorities, has today responded to the Government’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.
UTG launches ‘Urban Transport Next’ - a new series of lunchtime conversations on the future beyond COVID
Designed to stimulate and inspire, the ‘Urban Transport Next’ events will see leading figures in urban transport discuss potential opportunities, challenges and strategies for the coming months and years.
Transport Authorities respond to CPT bus funding proposals
Responding to the CPT’s document on bus recovery partnerships which was published today, Urban Transport Group Director, Jonathan Bray said...
Tram and light rail authorities respond to Government statement on further funding support
The Urban Transport Group has today welcomed the Government’s announcement of further COVID19 funding support for tram and light rail systems in England outside London.
Report paints stark picture for future of bus and tram services without continued Government COVID-19 support
The future of local public transport services is at serious risk - including the potential for deep cuts to bus services and the temporary closure of light rail systems - without continued COVID-19 financial support from Government, according to a new report.
City regions say Government’s decision to end franchising brings ‘greater stability’ to rail sector
The Urban Transport Group, the UK’s network of city region transport authorities, has today welcomed the announcement by Government that it will end the current rail franchising model and replace it with new ‘recovery’ contracts.
Empower urban transport authorities to build back better from COVID-19, urges report
Transport authorities can play their part in shaping a positive legacy of COVID-19 for the UK’s city regions, provided they are given both the funding and powers they need to respond to the challenges that lie ahead.