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People and skills

We are working with our members to ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of the areas they serve and to support them in attracting, retaining and developing the skills and expertise they need to respond effectively to the complex challenges they face in changing times.

How we work on people and skills

 

Laura Shoaf, Chief Executive of West Midlands Combined Authority, is the leader Board member for the Urban Transport Group on people and skills. Rebecca Fuller and Saila Acton are the lead members of staff working on people and skills.

Our Organisational Development group within the Professional Network works on people and skills. 

 

Resources for this topic

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Changing travel habits in UK’s cities revealed in new data report

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Fewer commutes per person, reduced car use in major urban centres and rapidly falling bus patronage – these are just some of the transport trends taking place in the UK’s biggest cities and city regions, as identified in the Urban Transport Group’s latest data report.

National Infrastructure Commission is right to make devolved transport funding for cities a key test for Government’s future infrastructure plan

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The National Infrastructure Commission’s call for Government to make devolved funding for urban transport to cities a key test of the Government’s forthcoming National Infrastructure Strategy is hugely welcome, says the Urban Transport Group.

Supporting bus services key to achieving policy goals of Government departments, report shows

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Investing in bus services is key to achieving a wide range of policy objectives across Government, a new report from the Urban Transport Group has shown.

Urban Transport Group strengthened as Northern Ireland’s public transport provider joins up

Jonathan Bray with Translink staff
Membership of the Urban Transport Group has received a significant boost today as Translink, Northern Ireland’s main public transport provider, has joined as an Associate Member.

South Yorkshire transport chief is new Chair of Urban Transport Group

Stephen Edwards
Stephen Edwards, the Executive Director of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), is the new Chair of the Urban Transport Group.

Leading urban transport data tool relaunches with expansive range of new statistics

Data Hub on laptop
The country’s leading online tool for transport data in cities has been relaunched today to include an even wider range of transport-related statistics, such as congestion, road safety and satisfaction.

New deal on funding and powers essential to keep cities moving forward, stresses Urban Transport Group

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Further devolution of rail services, greater funding for buses and reform of taxi and Private Hire Vehicle legislation – these are just three parts of a new deal on funding and powers that is required to keep the UK’s cities moving forward.

Urban Transport Group appoints new Assistant Director

Rebecca Fuller
The Urban Transport Group, which represents the strategic transport authorities for the seven largest city regions in England, has appointed a new Assistant Director to deliver policy and research initiatives for its members.

Dramatic shifts in transport trends of UK cities, revealed in new report

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Ageing urban populations, rapid bus passenger decline and huge growth in private hire vehicles are just some of the dramatic shifts taking place in UK cities, a new report from the Urban Transport Group reveals today.

New interactive tool enables instant and sharable graphical analysis of urban transport data

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A powerful data analysis and graphical representation tool has been launched by the Urban Transport Group giving users the ability to interact with a wide-ranging database of raw transport related statistics.

Briefing

National Initiatives on Skills and Diversity for the Transport Sector

This resource brings together national initiatives on skills and diversity with relevance to the transport sector. This is the only such resource for the transport sector. It can help organisations looking to diversify their workforce, help to raise the profile of careers in transport to the next generation and support inclusion and wellbeing in the current transport workforce.

Read more about National Initiatives on Skills and Diversity for the Transport Sector Download file

Briefing

National Initiatives on Skills and Diversity for the Transport Sector

This resource brings together national initiatives on skills and diversity with relevance to the transport sector. This is the only such resource for the transport sector. It can help organisations looking to diversify their workforce, help to raise the profile of careers in transport to the next generation and support inclusion and wellbeing in the current transport workforce.

Read more about National Initiatives on Skills and Diversity for the Transport Sector Download file

Briefing

Transport authorities and universities – how can we work more closely together?

Fostering greater collaboration between transport authorities and academic institutions could deliver benefits for both parties. This briefing note outlines some of the ways in which transport authorities and universities are already collaborating. It is hoped that by presenting different models for collaboration, and the successes that these have delivered, further partnerships can be fostered.

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