Join Urban Transport Group

Join UTG


The Urban Transport Group is the voice of UK urban transport with a track record of achieving policy change that benefits urban transport authorities.

As a network:

  • 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

We are a highly respected network in the transport sector. In an independent survey, 87% of national stakeholders rated us as an effective advocate for the city regions on transport. We also have well established and productive relationships with all the key players for the future of local transport policy - including the Department for Transport and other key Government departments, NGOs and think tanks, the media, Local Government Association, the local government sector and the public transport industry. 

As well as representing the interests of public sector urban transport authorities, we save our members money time and resources through collaboration on research and procurement, as well as through taking out joint memberships and paying for joint services at reduced rates.

You can find out more about the value of being part of the Urban Transport Group network, and the savings our members accrue as a result in our briefing Doing more for less.

We are also a growing network. In recent years Transport for London has gone from associate member to full member whilst Tees Valley and West of England Combined authorities, and Northern Ireland's Translink have joined us as associate members.

Membership is currently restricted to public sector transport authorities with a significant urban component.

Find out more about the full benefits of membership here.

Find out more about the full benefits of associate membership here.

For membership enquiries​, contact Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group, Telephone 0113 251 7445

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.