Spring Budget 2024: Chancellor urged to provide funding certainty for urban transport

The Government must prioritise long term funding certainty for public transport and active travel in city regions in next week’s Spring Budget, the Urban Transport Group has urged. In a letter to the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the group – the UK’s network of transport authorities – said transport investment is key to ‘securing sustainable economic growth and […]

King’s Speech: New transport laws urgently needed, city regions urge Prime Minister

The Government must urgently implement a series of legislative interventions on transport – such as safeguarding bus services and regulating e-scooters – in the upcoming King’s Speech, the UK’s biggest city region transport authorities have urged the Prime Minister. In an open letter to Rishi Sunak, they warn that transport systems in many city regions are ‘failing […]

Transport authorities call for powers to ensure e-scooter services meet local needs

The Urban Transport Group is calling for a new national enabling framework to give locally accountable transport authorities the option to regulate key aspects of micromobility rental services (like e-scooters) in line with local needs and circumstances, in a new report, published today.  The new powers would give authorities the option of regulating the number […]


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