Joining the pteg network
pteg represents the locally accountable Passenger Transport Executives and acts as a professional network for a wider group of public sector transport authorities in conurbations and cities.
We are Britain's leading voice on urban transport issues with a track record of achieiving policy change that benefits urban transport authorities.
We are well respected in the sector with a high approval rating from stakeholders. In an independent survey 87% of national stakeholders rated pteg as an effective advocate for the city regions on transport.
We have well established and productive relationships with all the key players in the future of local transport policy - including DfT and other key Government departments, NGOs and think tanks, the trade press, LGA, the local government sector and the public transport industry. The work we did to ensure that the Local Transport Act is fit for purpose shows why we are seen as effective.
As well as representing the interests of public sector urban transport authorities we save our members money through collaboration on research and procurement, as well as through taking out joint memberships and paying for joint services at reduced rates.
We currently have six full members. These are Metro (West Yorkshire PTE), South Yorkshire PTE, Centro (West Midlands PTE), Nexus (Tyne and Wear PTE), Merseytravel (Merseyside PTE), and Transport for Greater Manchester. We also have five associate members (Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, Transport for London, Bristol and the West of England and Nottingham and Leicester City Councils).
Associate members gain access to the professional expertise within the pteg network.
- The option of participating in any of the twenty plus pteg working groups which include groups by mode and topic (from rail to social inclusion and from buses to personal security). This enables associate members to take advantage of the specialist expertise that lies within those groups, as well as work with them on the delivery of their individual work programmes (including policy reports, consultation responses, meetings with stakeholders and so on)
- access to the pteg extranet for any nominated staff members– which includes hubs for all pteg projects, groups and collaborative working initiatives
- access to the advice and insight of the pteg Support Unit which includes intelligence on forthcoming Government and political developments, feedback from our involvement on key DfT working groups as well as from our relations with influential stakeholders in the national transport debate
- the option of participating in pteg research projects and programmes. Recent research projects have included major projects on rail overcrowding and rolling stock needs, the benefits of integrated ticketing and scenarios for greening bus fleets
- the option of signing up to pteg responses to consultations on key policy documents from Government and other agencies
- pteg staff email updates for any nominated staff members
- the option of taking part in pteg collaborative working initiatives designed to save participants money through joint approaches to procurement
Full associate members
Full associate members would also be able to take advantage of the joint services that we procure on behalf of the full members of pteg. We would have to negotiate this on the basis of the additional costs that we might incur from the suppliers of these services, and the organisations we are members of.
This includes our:
- Advice and representation service in Brussels
- Westminster strategic advice and parliamentary monitoring service
- Memberships of UITP, UK Tram, Campaign for Better Transport and the CBI
- The general advice of our legal team
The full members of pteg (the PTEs) determine the policy, business plan and budget of the organisation via the quarterly meetings of the Directors General.
Contact Jonathan Bray, Director, pteg Support Unit, Telephone 0113 251 7445. Note: membership is for public sector organisations only.
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