The Urban Transport Group (UTG) has expressed disappointment about the contents of the recent King’s Speech in parliament. Jason Prince, director of the Urban Transport Group, said:
Many of the much-needed transport laws promised in the current parliamentary session have once again failed to materialise. Although we welcome the prospect of a new Automated Vehicles Bill, it is disappointing that the Government has only presented a draft Rail Reform Bill, effectively leaving any prospect of reform this side of the general election stuck in the sidings. It is also a shame to have no further clarity on micromobility legislation or the necessary powers to reform our buses.
Our city regions need clarity and certainty so they can properly plan and deliver world class transport services which create growth and access to opportunity.