The Public Transport Consortium (PTC) is a Special Interest Group within the Local Government Association. The group promotes public transport issues on behalf of local authorities outside of metropolitan areas, supporting effective local decisions on public transport for the benefit of local citizens
Welcome! As Chair of the LGA Public Transport Consortium (PTC) I am delighted to welcome PTC local government members, non-members and the public to this site. Elsewhere amongst these pages the role and functions of the PTC are outlined and content relevant to our work programme and current activities are set out. Like any organisation progress can only be achieved if people get involved and I always look forward to welcoming new joiners and thank existing members for their ongoing participation, expertise and enthusiasm to promote our agenda which is, of course, the agreed agenda of our membership. As a hard-working group ably assisted by our Policy Officer and Executive Officer we meet regularly as an Executive and for wider plenary meetings. We have continued to meet, virtually, during the pandemic and while our annual regional study tour may be in abeyance we have developed a series of webinars to showcase issues of common concern and give a platform for the great ideas and best practice being taken forward by our members despite resource and other difficulties.
Cllr Alexander Nicoll
Chair, LGA Public Transport Consortium
“As a cross party group we can lobby all political parties”
“Benefits of membership include ■ networking ■ sharing best practice ■ raised awareness of consultations” “We are valued as specialist advisors”
“The Public Transport Consortium is a ‘one-stop shop’ for obtaining advice and guidance, and keeping informed of current transport developments ”
“Excellent value for money!”
“Membership has given my authority direct access to leading Department for Transport officials, bus & train operators,
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