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Smart Futures vision
14 June, 2017
‘Public sector transport authorities have key and unique role to play’ A report setting out the implications of rapid and transformative technological change for urban transport was launched today by the Urban Transport Group.
Tristen Dodd, Director of Transport Policy, States of Jersey (left) makes a point at the UTG bus franchising masterclass
13 June, 2017
With new buses legislation now in place, the potential benefits of bus service franchising for local transport authorities were outlined at a conference organised by the Urban Transport Group and industry partners in London on June 8th.
Pedro Abrantes
31 May, 2017
After seven years as Urban Transport Group's Economist, and now Senior Economist, Pedro Abrantes, is taking up a new role as Principal Economist for Highways England (from 12th June). Jonathan Bray, Director of the Urban Transport Group, said:
Patient transport
22 March, 2017
- Calls for NHS to get more involved in ‘Total Transport’ schemes - 
Tobyn Hughes
24 January, 2017
Tobyn Hughes, (Managing Director of Transport Operations for the North East Combined Authority) is the new chair of the Urban Transport Group. Chairs serve for two years with Tobyn Hughes following on from Dr Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester.
Journey Planning
7 December, 2016
New Urban Transport Group report identifies four key challenges on getting the most from emerging data on transport - New buses and modern transport legislation has 'key role to play' -
Bus in Merseyside
25 November, 2016
The Urban Transport Group today welcomed backing for the Government's new buses legislation from the all-party House of Commons Transport Select Committee. The Urban Transport Group represents transport authorities serving areas where the majority of bus travel takes place.
18 November, 2016
- 'Strong and robust' case for greater investment in active travel -
6 October, 2016
Tobyn Hughes, who leads on rail for the Urban Transport Group, said:
Policy Futures
15 September, 2016
Following on from the EU referendum, the formation of a new Government and with the start of the party conference season, the Urban Transport Group has set out a vision for how UK transport policy could unfold in a way that will enable the nation’s largest urban areas to deliver inclusive growth

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