This report to pteg by Atkins focuses on the most important recent and forthcoming changes to highways policy and the implications of these for Metropolitan areas, including in respect of air quality, carbon emissions, technology, the Strategic Road Network, road maintenance, road safety, planning, freight, management of road space and parking policy.
Building on the work of the Department for Transport, pteg commissioned AECOM to prepare additional guidance for PTEs and other Local Transport Authorities to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects. The guidance provides a practical approach to developing cost effective and affordable monitoring and evaluation programmes.
Fares rises of 24% and patronage decline of 20% predicted
Transport Minister, Norman Baker MP has given his support to new guidance for health and safety in a bus or coach station. The information has been jointly published by the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) and Passenger Transport Executive Group (pteg).
Full costs of competition failure are higher than CC estimates
pteg welcomes Competition Commission bus report
In response to Norman Baker’s answer to a parliamentary question on 10 March on BSOG and freebus:
New report from pteg warns of the disproportionate effect of bus fare increases on low income families
- Government review of Bus Service Operators Grant puts services at risk
- Low-income groups to be hit worst by 10% fares rise and routes cuts
- Thousands of bus driver and manufacturer jobs under threat
70 days notice for service changes called for
Responding to the DfT's consultation on Improving Bus Passenger Services through the Regulatory Framework which closed today, Chair of the group of six Integrated Transport Authorities, Councillor Mark Dowd, said:
Responding to a consultation on a package of measures on buses by the Department for Transport (launched yesterday, 9th March), lead Director General for pteg on bus issues, David Brown, said:
pteg have responded to the news that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has referred UK local bus services, excluding London and Northern Ireland, to the Competition Commission.
Chair of pteg,Neil Scales, said: