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.
Regional and Urban Rail
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.
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:
Cross-party leaders of the group of six Integrated Transport Authorities (ITAs) have today written to Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, to raise their concerns over the lack of new diesel rolling stock.
Responding to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee report on ‘Priorities for Investment in the Railways’, published today (00.01 Monday 15th Feb), Chair of pteg, Neil Scales said:
This Christmas, rather than sending Christmas cards, pteg is making a donation to Railway Children – the voice for street children worldwide.
Recognition for PTE success story on stations
pteg today welcomed the ‘Better Rail Stations’ report’s call for a greater role for PTEs on stations.
Lead Director General for rail issues for pteg, Geoff Inskip, said:
Following on from a Parliamentary debate today, pteg expressed concern that overcrowding at key regional rail hubs could get worse as the Department of Transport is seeking to scale down its planned investment in additional rolling stock for the North’s rail network.
This Christmas, instead of sending Christmas cards, pteg is making a donation to support the valuable work of Railway Children. Railway Children work to stop the abuse of children living alone and at risk on the streets. Many of these children live in or around railway stations.