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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
pteg today welcomed the Environmental Audit Committee report into Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport.
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pteg welcomed Transport Minister Gillian Merron’s commitment to a review of bus policy and, if necessary, to new legislation. The Minister made the commitment in her evidence to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into bus services on the 28th June.
The Chair of the PTA Special Interest Group, Cllr Mark Dowd OBE, has written to Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to thank him for his support for the regulation of buses outside London.
pteg welcomes Public Accounts Committee report
pteg today welcomed the Public Accounts Committee report into the future of Britain’s bus services.
Transport Minister Derek Twigg today welcomed a new pteg report - ‘Backing the Bus’.
The report shows how around a half a billion pounds a year of PTE spending is making bus travel better for millions of passengers in some of Britain’s largest city regions.