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.
This report aims to provide decision makers with a guide to the implications for urban transport of transformative social and technological change and how they can best respond.
The report (which was produced in collaboration with Arup Foresight) identifies four key overarching trends:
- Changes in demographics and lifestyles and the rise of the sharing economy alter mobility choices
- Urbanisation, climate change and the need to improve air quality put pressure on transport systems
- Advances in technology and increased digital connectivity make transport infrastructure smarter and more efficient
- More powers are devolved to cities and city regions which results in more innovation and leadership in responding to urban challenges in locally appropriate ways
This report to pteg by Atkins focuses on the most important recent and forthcoming changes to highways policy and the implications of these for Metropolitan areas, including in respect of air quality, carbon emissions, technology, the Strategic Road Network, road maintenance, road safety, planning, freight, management of road space and parking policy.
Commenting on the outcome of the EU Referendum, Dr Jon Lamonte, Chair of Urban Transport Group, said:
- Transport for London joins up with six largest city regions -
- Wider role for expanded network -
- Minister welcomes united voice for urban transport -
- Report identifies four key trends to watch for urban transport –
pteg has welcomed today’s Select Committee report, and in particular the report’s backing for a major trial of ‘Total Transport’ which would pool currently separate funding flows and vehicle fleets across public transport, healthcare, education and social services.
Step in the right direction on linking land use and transport planning
David Brown, who leads on bus issues for pteg, said:
Transport authorities unite to defend use of bus regulation powers
Bristol is now part of the pteg network after the West of England Authorities joined the group together as an Associate Member.
Geoff Inskip, chief executive of Centro, has been appointed as the new Chair of pteg, taking over the role from Neil Scales.
Leicester City Council has joined pteg as an associate member.
Leicester will join pteg’s existing associate members – Nottingham City Council, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport and Transport for London.