The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain's largest urban areas on transport. Our full members are Transport for West Midlands, Merseytravel (Merseyside), North East Combined Authority, South Yorkshire PTE (Sheffield City Region), Transport for Greater Manchester, Transport for London, West Yorkshire Combined Authority. We also have associate members which are Bristol and the West of England Partnership, Nottingham City Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Tees Valley Combined Authority. Between them our members serve over 24 million people.
As a network we do three things:
- We make the case for urban transport - in particular on investment and on devolution of the powers our members need
- We are Britain's premier professional network on urban transport issues which works together to learn from each other and do more for less through collaborative working and procurement
- We provide thought leadership on urban transport which looks beyond the day-to-day to explore and propose innovative approaches to medium and long term challenges.
Policy and oversight of the Urban Transport Group is determined by our Board which is made up of a Director from each of our seven full members. The Urban Transport Group has a small team of staff based in Leeds which work with our network of specialist groups (made up of representatives from our full and associate member organisations) to deliver an annual business plan. Urban Transport Group staff also act as a central point of contact and expertise.
This Passenger Transport Supplement on the Urban Transport Group provides a good summary.