Lords public transport inquiry explores local governance and funding
On Tuesday 26 April, the House of Lords Built Environment Committee hears evidence from experts on governance and funding, as part of its inquiry into public transport in towns and cities.
Questions likely to be asked include:
- What are the current levels of public transport usage in your areas? What is the share between different modes, and how does it compare to car usage?
- Are local authorities well equipped with appropriate funding and powers to deliver high-quality public transport services? Would further devolution of transport policy contribute to better outcomes?
- To what extent will current Government policy initiatives, such as Great British Railways and the National Bus Strategy, improve the provision of transport across local authorities in urban areas?
- How does the way funding is allocated affect the delivery of public transport services? How could this be improved?
- Local transport governance varies across regions and authorities. Is there scope for having a more clearly defined, less complex transport governance system across England?
- Could better policy coordination between central and local government improve public transport outcomes? If so, how might this be achieved?