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pteg expressed its concern today over clauses in the Railways Bill (published today) which would remove the PTEs’ powers to plan and manage local rail networks.
Britain’s seven Passenger Transport Executives (which serve more than thirteen million people in some of the country’s largest city regions) have expressed their concern over Government proposals to strip them of their powers over local rail networks.
A new National Tramways Forum, "UKTram" has been established following discussions between pteg, Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), Light Rapid Transit Forum (LRTF) and TfL London Trams (LT).
Responding to new Government statistics which show that the decline in bus use outside London has accelerated, Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro and Chair of pteg, said:
pteg today welcomed the Government's decision to go ahead with the Northern Rail franchise, and looks forward to working with Northern Rail operator - Serco-NedRailways.
Cllr Mark Dowd, Chair of Merseytravel, was elected as Chair of the PTA Special Interest Group at their AGM held today in Leeds.
The SIG brings together representatives of all seven Passenger Transport Authorities.
pteg has welcomed Government plans to give PTEs greater powers to regulate bus services as a ‘the biggest breakthrough on bus policy for years.’
Kieran Preston, Chair of pteg, said:
pteg today welcomed Alistair Darling’s announcement that PTEs are to be given more powers over their local rail networks.
Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro, and Chair of pteg said:
pteg has welcomed a new report by the Commission for Integrated Transport, on encouraging better delivery of local bus services.
Rob Donald, Director General of Centro, takes the lead for pteg on bus issues:
pteg today welcomed the announcement that Serco-NedRailways is the preferred bidder for the Northern Trains franchise.
Kieran Preston, Director General of Metro and Chair of pteg, said: