Regional and Urban Rail
A report for pteg by Transport for Quality of Life intended to help widen the scope of debate about regional rail by considering whether more thoroughgoing governance changes might offer greater benefits and whether these benefits are worth the potential risks and costs associated with deeper reform.
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.
Commenting on the publication by the Department for Transport today of the outcomes of the consultation on the scope for further rail devolution, and rail Minister Simon Burns's accompanying statement, Geoff Inskip, Chair of pteg said:
Time for more local control over local rail services
But fair deal on costs and risks needed for services to improve
pteg today welcomed the rail command paper, and associated consultation on the scope for further devolution of powers over local rail services.
City transport leaders agree approach to Government on rail devolution
Support for bigger role for PTEs in delivering better rail
The six largest public transport authorities outside London today welcomed the McNulty report, and in particular its focus on the potential for greater devolution of rail powers outside London.
Responding to the DfT's new rail franchising policy, pteg Chair, Geoff Inskip, said:
Geoff Inskip, chief executive of Centro, has been appointed as the new Chair of pteg, taking over the role from Neil Scales.
In response to the DfT’s consultation on the future of rail franchising (which closes today) pteg has set out new proposals for the decentralisation of responsibilities for city region rail networks.
In response to the publication by the Department for Transport of ‘Shaping the Future of Rail Franchising’, Neil Scales, Chair of pteg, said: