Buses have demonstrated that they are the essential public transport during the pandemic. Now central government, cities and bus operators must build a compact to deliver a successful National Bus Strategy.
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What is the future of bus services after the pandemic?
The policy implications of geographical mobility
Join us for analysis and discussion of the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on urban transport
The Government has urged more people to cycle and walk, rather than drive, in response to the limits on public transport capacity that COVID-19 imposes. This would require a dramatic change in behaviour.
The mayoral elections have been postponed, meaning the Mayor of London has one more year in power. Valentine Quinio highlights his two most pressing policy priorities for the year ahead.
There is a strong case for new transport infrastructure investment in some cities and large towns. But this only applies to a handful of places where the current transport system is struggling to support the growth of their city-centre economies.
The collapse of FlyBe has led to questions about the negative local economic impact the loss of connectivity will have on places served by the airline. But Paul Swinney argues that this impact is likely to be overstated.
Mayors: the run-up to 2020What kind of mayor does the West Midlands need?
One who will use their clout to turn glittering opportunities into meaningful local benefit and tackle the underlying issues lurking in the shadows, says Henrietta Brealey, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
HS2 will only level up the north if it is treated as a small part of a broader package of investment that includes improving transport within cities and people's skills.