Barbara Castle
Barbara Castle - her 1968 Transport Act established the PTEs and ITAs


The PTEs and ITAs were established by Barbara Castle's 1968 Transport Act. They were set up as powerful and locally accountable strategic public transport authorities for Britain's largest urban areas.

Find out more about the history and achievements of  the PTEs - including the story behind the 1968 Act that created them and some fascinating archive YouTube footage.

Read about the first ten years of the pteg Support Unit.

There is a retrospective on the PTEs key history in this Passenger Transport Magazine supplement.

Related Documents

A new era for urban transport

January, 2016

This supplement to Passenger Transport magazine marks the transition from pteg to the Urban Transport Group.  It includes interviews with our Chair, Jon Lamonte, our Director, Jonathan Bray, TfL's Richard de Cani on joining the network as a full member, and a retrospective on 50 years since the Act that created the PTEs.