The Passenger Transport Executive Group (pteg) has taken on a wider role and renamed itself the Urban Transport Group.
pteg represented the six English Passenger Transport Executives and their successor bodies in the West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tyneside and West Midlands areas.
Transport for London has recently joined the group and now the UTG has seven full members, as well as three associate members (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Bristol and the West of England Authorities, and Nottingham City Council).
The UTG’s key roles are: making the case for urban transport; acting as the nation’s premier professional network for public sector urban transport professionals; and providing leadership by addressing longer-term challenges. The group will also widen its focus to include strategic highways, active travel, and freight and logistics.
It is chaired by Transport for Greater Manchester Chief Executive Dr Jon Lamonte.