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.
Geoff Inskip, chief executive of Centro, has been appointed as the new Chair of pteg, taking over the role from Neil Scales.
Leicester City Council has joined pteg as an associate member.
Leicester will join pteg’s existing associate members – Nottingham City Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Transport for London.
Chair of Merseytravel, Cllr Mark Dowd, is the new Chair of the Integrated Transport Authorities Special Interest Group. The group brings together leading Councillors from the six English Integrated Transport Authorities.
Cllr Dowd said:
Nottingham City Council has joined pteg as an associate member.
Nottingham will join pteg’s existing associate members – Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Transport for London.
Chair of pteg Neil Scales said:
First batch of new powers from Local Transport Act kick in
Local Transport Act hailed as biggest opportunity in a generation for transport in the city regions
pteg today welcomed the Local Transport Act (which received Royal Assent today) as a historic opportunity for the city regions on transport.
Chairman of West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority, Cllr Gary Clarke, is the new Chair of the Passenger Transport Authority Special Interest Group. The group brings together leading Councillors from the six English Passenger Transport Authorities.
Cllr Clarke said:
pteg Chair tells Labour party fringe meeting that Local Transport Bill should be strengthened to give bus passengers a better deal
In its response to the Government’s consultation on setting up a new bus users watchdog, pteg has called for Passenger Focus to be given the role.
Commenting on a new report by IPPR North - 'Moving On: A Progressive Transport Policy for Northern England' - Chair of pteg, Neil Scales OBE, said: