Resources

The Resource Centre holds all our documents (briefings, consultation responses, press releases and reports). Signed-in members also have access to projects. You can search the Resource Centre by topic or by type of document. 

Resources

Urban Transport Review 2017

December, 2017

In association with Passenger Transport magazine, our Urban Transport Review highlights the events of 2017 and looks forward to the key issues facing urban transport in 2018. With a foreword from Transport Select Committee Chair Lilian Greenwood MP, the review has contributions from Jonathan Bray and Robert Jack, alongside an interview with Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus and the Chair of the Urban Transport Group.

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Taxi! Issues and Options for City Region Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Policy

December, 2017

Our new report, ‘Taxi! Issues and options for city region taxi and private hire vehicle policy’, sets out the far reaching implications for cities of ongoing transformational change and growth in the taxi and PHV sector.

The report also calls for a new approach to taxi and PHV policy to ensure a good service for users whilst also making sure the sector contributes to wider public policy goals around public safety, congestion reduction, economic inclusion and air quality.

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Policy Futures

September, 2017

Our new report, ‘Policy futures for urban transport’, sets out how, with more focused governance in place, the city regions are delivering major investment programmes including on public transport, highways and active travel, and smart ticketing. The report says that - with the right national policy framework - further and faster progress can be made.

The Scandinavian Way to Better Public Transport

August, 2017

Our new report, The Scandinavian Way to Better Public Transport, shows how the Scandinavians put a high value on making their city regions sustainable, liveable and attractive places in which to live and invest. This has led them to promote active travel and to invest in smart, green and high quality public transport networks. In doing so they are moving quickly towards new smart ways of paying for access to transport, phasing out diesel buses to improve air quality, and investing heavily in more and better tram, train and bus services. They are able to do this because by and large they have the powers they need to plan and develop their local transport networks. The results are cities high up global league tables as places where people want to live and work in, high levels of public transport use and in some cities in particular cycle use that is off the scale in comparison to the UK. 

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Job access schemes - Briefing

March, 2017
Transport plays a major role in the decision making process about whether to apply for, accept or stay in employment. This briefing looks at job access schemes for supporting this decision making process and enabling people to overcome transport barriers to employment. It also considers how the core elements of these schemes can be secured, supported and extended.
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Multi-Operator ticket premia EXTERNAL 2016

January, 2017
This document provides comparative analysis of bus operator fares and multi-operator ticket fareas across Urban Transport Group member areas and a range of comparators. This information was collected in October 2016 and was correct at the time of research. Bus fares change regularly and it is likely that some of the fares are out of date, however, this is intended as a snap shot analysis and should be treated as such.
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Bus fare analysis 2016

January, 2017
This briefing provides a summary of bus fares from the main operators across Urban Transport Group member areas. Bus fare information was collected in October 2016 and was correct at the time of research. Bus fares are updated regularly so it is likely that some of the fares have already changes, however, this document is a snap shot analysis and should be treated as such.
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Bus Policy

June, 2016
This briefing looks at why buses matter and how bus policy works. It explains the significant challenges facing the sector and how city regions are backing the bus. It also sets out what Government policy changes could help give the urban bus a brighter future.
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Urban Transport Review 2017

December, 2017

In association with Passenger Transport magazine, our Urban Transport Review highlights the events of 2017 and looks forward to the key issues facing urban transport in 2018. With a foreword from Transport Select Committee Chair Lilian Greenwood MP, the review has contributions from Jonathan Bray and Robert Jack, alongside an interview with Tobyn Hughes, Managing Director of Nexus and the Chair of the Urban Transport Group.

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Taxi! Issues and Options for City Region Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Policy

December, 2017

Our new report, ‘Taxi! Issues and options for city region taxi and private hire vehicle policy’, sets out the far reaching implications for cities of ongoing transformational change and growth in the taxi and PHV sector.

The report also calls for a new approach to taxi and PHV policy to ensure a good service for users whilst also making sure the sector contributes to wider public policy goals around public safety, congestion reduction, economic inclusion and air quality.

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Policy Futures

September, 2017

Our new report, ‘Policy futures for urban transport’, sets out how, with more focused governance in place, the city regions are delivering major investment programmes including on public transport, highways and active travel, and smart ticketing. The report says that - with the right national policy framework - further and faster progress can be made.

The Scandinavian Way to Better Public Transport

August, 2017

Our new report, The Scandinavian Way to Better Public Transport, shows how the Scandinavians put a high value on making their city regions sustainable, liveable and attractive places in which to live and invest. This has led them to promote active travel and to invest in smart, green and high quality public transport networks. In doing so they are moving quickly towards new smart ways of paying for access to transport, phasing out diesel buses to improve air quality, and investing heavily in more and better tram, train and bus services. They are able to do this because by and large they have the powers they need to plan and develop their local transport networks. The results are cities high up global league tables as places where people want to live and work in, high levels of public transport use and in some cities in particular cycle use that is off the scale in comparison to the UK. 

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Rail Devolution Works

July, 2017

Our ‘Rail Devolution Works’ report argues that further rail devolution will enable other regions and areas to also radically transform rail services in a way that supports economic growth at the same time as improving the journey experience for passengers.

The report takes a detailed look at how devolution changed rail services for the better in Merseyside, on London Overground, in Scotland and in Tyne and Wear.

 

Our vision for Smart Futures

June, 2017

In our vision for smart futures for urban transport we set out the implications of rapid transformative technological change for urban transport, the key principles we have adopted in response and the actions we will take to maximise the benefits and minimise the downsides for both individual travellers and for the future of our cities.

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Total Transport: a better approach to commissioning non-emergency patient transport?

March, 2017

‘Total Transport’ schemes pool resources and vehicle fleets from across the public sector which are currently used to provide separate mainstream, social services, education and healthcare transport provision. Through pooling and coordination a better overall service can be provided at less cost to the taxpayer. However, it is proving challenging to get NHS non emergency patient transport services to participate in such schemes despite the major savings that could accrue from doing so. This briefing explains the scale of the potential opportunity from Total Transport schemes which include the NHS.

Getting Smart on Data

December, 2016

Emerging data will mean transport users will become far more fully informed about their travel choices whilst at the same time it will transform the ability of transport authorities to plan and manage transport networks and services more efficiently and effectively. The report finds four key challenges for transport authorities in fully realising the benefits: sharing and integration; ownership and privacy; quality and standards; skills, capabilities and capacities.

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The Case for Active Travel

November, 2016

This report sets out the fivefold economic benefits of greater investment in active travel: saving costs to the health sector; the economic value of active travel trips; the economic benefits of an improved urban realm; promoting inclusive growth; and direct employment and spend.

The report also sets out a concise and accessible summary of the wider evidence base for investing in active travel which urban transport planners and practitioners can use as a basis for building the case for policies and projects.

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UTG response to RDG partnership railway launch

Monday, October 30, 2017

Ben Still, Managing Director of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and board director and lead on rail for the Urban Transport Group, comments on the Rail Delivery Group's ‘In Partnership for Britain’s Prosperity’ announcement.

The Scandinavian Way to Better Public Transport

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

New report shows how UK can follow the Scandinavian way to better transport.

Report finds ‘innovation, devolution and franchising is getting results for passengers and cities’.

Urban Transport Group appoints new Assistant Director

Monday, July 24, 2017

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.

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