We currently have seven members. These are Greater Manchester (Transport for Greater Manchester), Liverpool City Region (Merseytravel), London (Transport for London), South Yorkshire (South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority), Tyne and Wear (Nexus), West Midlands (Transport for West Midlands) and West Yorkshire (West Yorkshire Combined Authority).
The members of the Urban Transport Group determine the policy, business plan and budget of the organisation through appointment of a Director to the Board of the Urban Transport Group (which meets quarterly). Directors of the Board also have lead responsibilities for particular work areas (such as rail, bus, light rail and so on).
Members also receive:
- The option of participating in any of the twenty plus working groups (on modes and topics from rail to social inclusion, and from buses to personal security),enabling them to take advantage of the specialist expertise that lies within those groups, as well as working with them on the delivery of their individual work programmes (including policy reports, consultation responses, meetings with stakeholders and so on);
- access to the members only online content of our website for any nominated staff members – which includes projects, groups and collaborative working initiatives;
- full access to the advice and insight of the Urban Transport Group team which includes intelligence on forthcoming Government and political developments, feedback from our involvement on key DfT working groups, and relationships with influential stakeholders in the national transport debate;
- the option of participating in our groundbreaking research projects and programmes;
- the opportunity to input into joint consultation responses on key policy documents from Government and other agencies;
- 'Urban Transport Voice' e-updates for any nominated staff members;
- the option of taking part in collaborative working initiatives designed to save participants money through joint approaches to procurement;
- the benefits of our joint memberships of organisations like UITP and Campaign for Better Transport;
- access to our Brussels representation which provides collective and bespoke advice on funding opportunities and European policy, networks and legislation issues;
- access to our legal advice; and
- access to our Westminster monitoring service.
For membership enquiries, contact Jonathan Bray, Director, Urban Transport Group, Telephone 0113 251 7445