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.
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:
Joint agreements, pilots and seminars hailed as ‘significant milestone’ for better bus services
The cost of concessionary bus travel in England could spiral out of control even if the government plugs the current funding gaps, new research published today has revealed.
pteg has welcomed a report from the House of Commons Transport Select Committee  which calls for locally accountable Integrated Transport Authorities to be given the job of monitoring bus punctuality and reliability.