Transport authorities for metropolitan areas: The benefits and options in times of change

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June, 2022

This report sets out the many benefits of metropolitan areas establishing empowered transport authorities and provides a guide to the issues and options for those areas who are considering setting one up.

Written by Urban Transport Group Director, Jonathan Bray for the global public transport body, UITP, the report shows how transport authorities have been able to address complex challenges and make trade-offs with finite resources and in the context of serving urban areas which are dynamic and constantly evolving.

It also identifies four key contemporary challenges for urban transport governance: reducing carbon emissions whilst improving climate resilience; realising the consumer benefits of new technologies whilst protecting the wider public interest; improving the quality of place and providing access to those places; and ensuring that transport authority governance reflects the full diversity of the places it serves. 

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