Jonathan Bray

Jonathan Bray

Jonathan has been the Director of the Urban Transport Group since 2008.

Jonathan’s career has been about developing progressive policies on transport and advocating effectively for them. This includes changing national policy for the better by being one of the leaders of the network which ended the hegemony of the roads lobby on national transport policy in the nineties through to winning better bus powers for transport authorities which are now being used to bring local bus services back under public control. He has also made the Urban Transport Group the place where the thinking happens on the future of urban transport, guided the network through the COVID crisis, expanded its membership and influence and saved members of the Group millions through finding more cost effective ways for them to work together.

Jonathan writes about new thinking on urban transport in a regular column in Passenger Transport magazine and curates and presents the Urban Transport Next podcast

In recent years he has also been a visiting senior fellow at LSE Cities, a Commissioner on the Commission on Travel Demand, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation, an Academician at the Academy of Urbanism, a Director of Good Journey CIC and a member of the UITP Organising Authorities and Policy Boards.

Jonathan leads the Urban Transport Group's work on BusRegional and Urban RailTramFunding and Governance.