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Modern and efficient rail networks are key to ensuring that city regions can grow in a green and smart way. But to realise the potential of urban rail, remote control by Whitehall needs to be replaced with local control by the city regions themselves. Only then can rail play its part in the fully integrated, responsive public transport networks that the city regions need.
In its response to the Government's bus policy review, and in a new FAQ briefing, pteg argues that by redeploying existing public subsidy to the industry, franchising (or 'quality contracts' as they are known in the bus industry) will give passengers better services.
pteg today welcomed Douglas Alexander's commitment to give PTEs 'real powers' over local bus networks.
Responding to Douglas Alexander's speech to the Labour party conference, Chair of pteg, Roy Wicks, said:
A new report commissioned by pteg from leading economic consultancy, NERA, has concluded that without significant policy change the decline of the bus in the major conurbations outside London will continue.
The Chair of Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority (PTA), Cllr David Wood, is the new Chair of the PTA Special Interest Group (SIG). The SIG brings together representatives of the six English PTAs and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport.
pteg today welcomed the Environmental Audit Committee report into Reducing Carbon Emissions from Transport.
26 July 2006
pteg welcomed Transport Minister Gillian Merron’s commitment to a review of bus policy and, if necessary, to new legislation. The Minister made the commitment in her evidence to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into bus services on the 28th June.
The Chair of the PTA Special Interest Group, Cllr Mark Dowd OBE, has written to Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, to thank him for his support for the regulation of buses outside London.
New report finds that halving ‘funding gap’ with London could release £4 billion a year for transport in the city regions
City region transport authorities set out their case to Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review
pteg welcomes Public Accounts Committee report
pteg today welcomed the Public Accounts Committee report into the future of Britain’s bus services.