The Resource Centre holds all our documents (briefings, consultation responses, press releases and reports). Signed-in members also have access to projects. You can search the Resource Centre by topic or by type of document.
‘The Scandinavian Way to Better Public Transport’ shows how transport authorities in three Scandinavian countries (Sweden, Denmark and Norway) are using devolved powers to transform public transport for the better - and sets out the lessons that the UK could learn.
Our ‘Rail Devolution Works’ report argues that further rail devolution will enable other regions and areas to also radically transform rail services in a way that supports economic growth at the same time as improving the journey experience for passengers.
The report takes a detailed look at how devolution changed rail services for the better in Merseyside, on London Overground, in Scotland and in Tyne and Wear.
In our vision for smart futures for urban transport we set out the implications of rapid transformative technological change for urban transport, the key principles we have adopted in response and the actions we will take to maximise the benefits and minimise the downsides for both individual travellers and for the future of our cities.
‘Total Transport’ schemes pool resources and vehicle fleets from across the public sector which are currently used to provide separate mainstream, social services, education and healthcare transport provision. Through pooling and coordination a better overall service can be provided at less cost to the taxpayer. However, it is proving challenging to get NHS non emergency patient transport services to participate in such schemes despite the major savings that could accrue from doing so. This briefing explains the scale of the potential opportunity from Total Transport schemes which include the NHS.
Written after young people, bus companies, transport authorities and government departments got together to look at ways to improve young people’s access to, and experience of, using buses. A companion guide for the bus sector is also available.
Setting out the stark choices ahead in new planning reforms, this report recommends three 'golden rules' for future planning policy. The report also highlights good and bad practice on transport and land use planning and calls for local authorities and Local Economic Partnerships to proactively draw up highly sustainable masterplans for development sites of key significance. More widely it argues that planning processes should universally include the bodies responsible for local transport.
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.
This document reports the results of a series of modelling exercises intended to estimate the potential impact and value for money of a step change in the delivery of interventions to support and promote cycling in the six PTE areas. The purpose of this exercise is to support decision-makers in developing effective strategies aimed at increasing cycling levels in the metropolitan areas.
This report explores the potential impact of a step change in the delivery of interventions to support and promote cycling in the English city regions outside of London. It finds that the greatest potential for increasing cycling in the UK can be found in the city regions.
Modern and efficient rail networks are key to ensuring that city regions can grow in a green and smart way. But to realise the potential of urban rail, remote control by Whitehall needs to be replaced with local control by the city regions themselves. Only then can rail play its part in the fully integrated, responsive public transport networks that the city regions need.
Tobyn Hughes, chair of the Urban Transport Group and Managing Director of Nexus, has highlighted the key urban transport issues that the new government should focus on.
‘Public sector transport authorities have key and unique role to play’
A report setting out the implications of rapid and transformative technological change for urban transport was launched today by the Urban Transport Group.
With new buses legislation now in place, the potential benefits of bus service franchising for local transport authorities were outlined at a conference organised by the Urban Transport Group and industry partners in London on June 8th.
After seven years as Urban Transport Group's Economist, and now Senior Economist, Pedro Abrantes, is taking up a new role as Principal Economist for Highways England (from 12th June).
Jonathan Bray, Director of the Urban Transport Group, said:
- Calls for NHS to get more involved in ‘Total Transport’ schemes -
Tobyn Hughes, (Managing Director of Transport Operations for the North East Combined Authority) is the new chair of the Urban Transport Group. Chairs serve for two years with Tobyn Hughes following on from Dr Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive of Transport for Greater Manchester.
New Urban Transport Group report identifies four key challenges on getting the most from emerging data on transport
- New buses and modern transport legislation has 'key role to play' -
The Urban Transport Group today welcomed backing for the Government's new buses legislation from the all-party House of Commons Transport Select Committee.
The Urban Transport Group represents transport authorities serving areas where the majority of bus travel takes place.
- 'Strong and robust' case for greater investment in active travel -
Tobyn Hughes, who leads on rail for the Urban Transport Group, said: