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.
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.
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.
This report provides a general introduction to the social inclusion and transport agenda. A public transport network that promotes social inclusion is one that is available, accessible, affordable and acceptable. The report takes stock of progress towards creating such a network and considers potential next steps.
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:
Following on from the EU referendum, the formation of a new Government and with the start of the party conference season, the Urban Transport Group has set out a vision for how UK transport policy could unfold in a way that will enable the nation’s largest urban areas to deliver inclusive growth
Dr Jon Lamonte said: