The bus is key to achieving 46 policy goals of 12 of the 24 Departments across Whitehall including the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Treasury, Department of Health, Department for Education and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. This report shows how, despite these cross sector benefits, all the main forms of funding for bus services are under severe pressure and sets out how bus funding can be reformed.
This report summarises some of the latest academic research which shows the importance of agglomeration economies (the way in which high value sectors of the economy cluster together in cities) in driving wider national economies. It also shows that these urban clusters cannot develop to their full potential without high quality and efficient transport networks.
Building on the work of the Department for Transport, pteg commissioned AECOM to prepare additional guidance for PTEs and other Local Transport Authorities to assist in the monitoring and evaluation of Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects. The guidance provides a practical approach to developing cost effective and affordable monitoring and evaluation programmes.
- Momentum builds for better deal from the Spending Review –
- £2.5 billion of economic benefits for the city regions -
- Norman Baker welcomes valuable further evidence on bus benefits -
- New report shows congested regional cities losing out to rural areas and the London mega-region -
- National rail by far the biggest winner -
Funding for concessionary travel could lead to 75% cut in spending on other transport services in ten years’ time
New analysis of Treasury public spending figures reveals that spending on transport in London has now risen to £644 per head compared with £243 per head for the West Midlands and the North of England combined.
PTE bus powers reaffirmed
England's big city transport authorities today welcomed Norman Baker's decision to begin a process of devolving bus subsidies to local transport authorities.
David Brown, who leads on bus issues for pteg, said:
New public spending figures released by the Treasury show transport spend in London is now nearing triple the spend in the North of England and West Midlands.
New alliance makes case for big city transport investment
For the first time the evidence base for investing in urban transport has been brought together in a single website: www.transportworks.org.
New figures show transport spend in London is now close to triple the spend in the North of England and West Midlands.