Built Environment Committee
Public transport in towns and cities

1st Report of Session 2022-23 - published 9 November 2022 - HL Paper 89



Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Box 1: Summary of recommendations by transport mode

Chapter 2: Users

Usage trends

Travel to work

Travel for leisure

User preferences


‘Turn up and go’



User demographics

Chapter 3: Connectivity


Physical infrastructure

Mobility hubs

Figure 1: Stuttgart-Vaihingen Railway Station Mobility Hub

Integration of services

Coordination of bus services and timetables

Integration across modes

Box 2: Taktfahrplan

Figure 2: Coventry Railway Station combined bus and rail timetable screen

Digital connectivity

Demand-responsive transport

Box 3: ArrivaClick

Car sharing

Box 4: Liftshare

Open data sharing

Role of local authorities

Government commitments

Chapter 4: Ticketing

Contactless ticketing


Box 5: Vienna Annual Season Ticket

Government commitments

Multi-modal, multi-operator

Concessionary fares

Chapter 5: Local government and planning

Local government

Box 6: Public transport governance in London

Bus services regulation

Enhanced partnerships


Box 7: Public transport franchising in Manchester

Municipal bus companies

Government’s view



New developments

Developer contributions

Local government resources

Central government policy coordination

Government policy on cars

Road space

Chapter 6: Funding and appraisal


Light rail, very light rail and bus rapid transit

Figure 3: Very Light Rail prototype, Coventry

Box 8: Belfast Glider

Figure 4: Belfast Rapid Transit Glider system

Overall levels of funding

Levelling up

Figure 5: UK public expenditure on transport

Bus funding

Capital funding

Table 1: City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement funding allocations

Appraisal and evaluation

Appraisal processes


Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Appendix 4: Committee visit to Nottingham

Appendix 5: Committee visit to Coventry and Birmingham

Evidence is published online at https://committees.parliament.uk/work/6493/public-transport-in-towns-and-cities/publications/ and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Q in footnotes refers to a question in oral evidence.

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