About Us

Multimodal transport signage


Who we are

The Urban Transport Group is the UK’s network of city region transport authorities.

What we do

We work to ensure that transport plays its full part in making our city regions greener, fairer, happier, healthier and more prosperous places. 

How we do it

  • We make the case for urban transport – in particular for the funding and powers our members need to plan and deliver transport networks that support inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • We provide thought leadership by making the connections between transport policy and the wider public policy goals of city regions.
  • We are the professional network for people who work in urban transport in the public sector, and save our members time and resources by accelerating the take up of best practice through sharing knowledge and expertise.

Related Documents

Doing more for less - How working together on transport cuts costs and saves time

October, 2018
The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain’s largest urban areas on transport. Through working together as a network, we help to save time and money for our members by doing things once and collaboratively – rather than separately and expensively. Saving significant costs for our members is just one benefit of being part of our organisation.

Policy futures for urban transport

September, 2018

The latest edition of Policy futures for urban transport emphasises how a new deal on funding and powers is essential to keep the UK's cities moving forward.

The report sets out the 10 key policy changes that are needed to make cities healthier, fairer and more prosperous.

These include further devolution of rail services; greater funding for buses; reform of taxi and Private Hire Vehicle legislation; an ambitious strategy to encourage more cycling and walking; a long term investment plan for urban rail services; and a visionary national policy framework on air quality.