Pteg now named Urban Transport Group

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Passenger Transport Executive Group (pteg) is changing its name to the Urban Transport Group, as Transport for London (TfL) comes on board. In its former guise pteg represented the six Passenger Transport Executives and successor bodies, but with governance change in the city regions and the addition of TfL, the group decided the time was right for a new name.

Alongside what are now the seven full members of the Urban Transport Group (with TfL joining the existing members South Yorkshire PTE, Merseytravel, North East Combined Authority, Centro, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and Transport for Greater Manchester) there are three existing associate members (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Bristol and the West of England Authorities, Nottingham City Council).

The group also set out its three main roles, which are making the case for urban transport, acting as ‘the nation’s premier professional network’ for public sector urban transport professionals, and providing thought leadership and exploring and addressing long-term challenges.