Welcoming the publication today of the findings of the pteg supported All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group inquiry into Light Rail and the City Regions, Geoff Inskip (lead Director General for pteg on light rail issues) said:
MPs’ inquiry calls for DfT to end bias against tram schemes
The joint, select committee-style inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group and pteg holds its second hearing today at Westminster after getting off to a strong start with its first hearing, held on 27th Oct.
The joint inquiry by the All Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) and pteg will hold its first hearing on Tuesday 27th October at the House of Commons.
The Chair of the inquiry, Paul Rowen MP, today said:
Today pteg and the All-Party Parliamentary Light Rail Group (APPLRG) announced a select committee style inquiry into the prospects for modern trams in the UK and how barriers to tram scheme development and implementation can be tackled.
As the Government revises its major scheme business case guidance, Campaign for Better Transport and pteg  have called for an end to the discrimination against trams.
Speaking at the well attended All Party Light Rail Group’s Parliamentary reception last night (24th June), Geoff Inskip (Director General of Centro and lead Director General for pteg on light rail issues) set out the perspective of Britain’s big city transport authorities on where next for moder
Launching a new brochure on ‘what modern trams can do for cities’, Britain’s largest bloc of tram promoters – TfL and pteg – today, reaffirmed their commitment to developing and promoting tram schemes.
Chair of pteg, and Director General of Centro, Rob Donald, said:
Responding to the recent decision by the Government to refuse funding for new tram schemes in Leeds, Merseyside and South Hampshire, Cllr Mark Dowd, Chair of the PTA special interest group (which brings together leading councillors from all seven of the UK’s PTAs), said: