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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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Wide-ranging reforms for bus subsidy welcomed

Monday, March 17, 2008

pteg has welcomed Government proposals to reform more than £400 million of bus subsidy payments.

The Bus Services Operators Grant (BSOG) is currently paid per litre of diesel burned. So the less fuel efficient the bus the higher the subsidy payment.

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Kelly's tough stance on bus wars welcomed

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Secretary of State for Transport Ruth Kelly's conference pledge to clamp down on the 'bus wars' that clog up city streets was welcomed today by city region transport authorities.

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Next steps on planning better bus networks

Monday, May 21, 2007

pteg has commissioned transport consultants Steer Davies Gleave to undertake the first phase of work on a new planning model for costing the options for improving city region bus networks.

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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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