About Us

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Who we are

The Urban Transport Group is the UK’s network of city region transport authorities.

What we do

We work to ensure that transport plays its full part in making our city regions greener, fairer, happier, healthier and more prosperous places. 

How we do it

  • We make the case for urban transport – in particular for the funding and powers our members need to plan and deliver transport networks that support inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • We provide thought leadership by making the connections between transport policy and the wider public policy goals of city regions.
  • We are the professional network for people who work in urban transport in the public sector, and save our members time and resources by accelerating the take up of best practice through sharing knowledge and expertise.

Related Documents

Doing more for less - How working together on transport cuts costs and saves time

October, 2018
The Urban Transport Group brings together and promotes the interests of Britain’s largest urban areas on transport. Through working together as a network, we help to save time and money for our members by doing things once and collaboratively – rather than separately and expensively. Saving significant costs for our members is just one benefit of being part of our organisation.

What next for urban transport?

September, 2019

This report - published to coincide with the 2019 Autumn Party Conferences - identifies four urban transport challenges and four solutions needed to overcome them.

It also details what transport authorities need from Government to bring about these changes. 

On launching the report, Stephen Edwards, Chair of the Urban Transport Group and Executive Director of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, said: "There is much more that needs to be done if transport is to contribute effectively to meeting the many challenges that city regions face, from the climate crisis to public health challenges associated with a lack of physical activity. The right policies can help overcome these challenges."