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Total Transport - Working across sectors to achieve better outcomes

June, 2011

This report highlights the essential role of public transport, walking and cycling in achieving key health, social care and employment policy goals. It warns that this contribution could be put at risk unless there is more focus on collaborative, cross-sector funding and delivery of transport interventions. It outlines eleven practical steps towards a 'Total Transport' approach which would see partners come together from across policy divides.

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Lyons backs bus regulation

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Leaders of the biggest transport authorities outside London today welcomed the publication of Sir Michael Lyons' report into Local Government.

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Big city transport authorities welcome Government’s new buses blueprint

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

pteg, which represents locally accountable Passenger Transport Executives in Britain’s largest city regions outside London, today welcomed the Government’s plans for a fresh start for buses outside London.

Roy Wicks, Director General of South Yorkshire PTE and Chair of pteg, said:

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Sorting the facts from the fiction on big city bus plans

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

pteg today published a ‘myths and facts’ briefing on PTE plans to improve bus services in the largest conurbations outside London.

Neil Scales, Director General of Merseytravel, takes the lead for pteg on bus issues:   

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PTEs reject Stagecoach claims

Friday, October 27, 2006

In a speech today (27/10/06) to the Landor conference in Leeds marking twenty years of bus deregulation, pteg Chair Roy Wicks, refuted Brian Souter’s accusations about the PTEs’ record on supporting the bus industry.

Commenting on Brian Souter’s claims Roy Wicks said:

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pteg responds to CPT bus priority report

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Responding to today's bus priority report from the CPT Jonathan Bray, Assistant Director of the pteg Support Unit said:

"CPT are right to highlight the importance of bus priority schemes in delivering better bus services.

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Franchising is affordable route to better buses

Thursday, October 12, 2006

In its response to the Government's bus policy review, and in a new FAQ briefing, pteg argues that by redeploying existing public subsidy to the industry, franchising (or 'quality contracts' as they are known in the bus industry) will give passengers better services.

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Bus powers pledge welcomed

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

pteg today welcomed Douglas Alexander's commitment to give PTEs 'real powers' over local bus networks.

Responding to Douglas Alexander's speech to the Labour party conference, Chair of pteg, Roy Wicks, said:

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New report warns of bus decline threat

Monday, September 25, 2006

A new report commissioned by pteg from leading economic consultancy, NERA, has concluded that without significant policy change the decline of the bus in the major conurbations outside London will continue.

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