Prince steps up to the top job


The UK’s network of city region transport authorities, the Urban Transport Group (UTG), has appointed Jason Prince as its new director.

Mr Prince will take up the post in early July. He is currently head of public affairs for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), a role he has held for over three years.

The UTG’s assistant director, Rebecca Fuller, is acting as interim director, following the departure of former director Jonathan Bray this month.

Mr Prince said: ‘These are tough times for urban and local transport, but by harnessing the expertise of our members, we can meet these challenges head on. The Urban Transport Group is perfectly placed to develop the right policies and to provide the right solutions that will help our local places thrive.

‘I look forward to working closely with our partners and friends to deliver good transport for our communities.’

Steve Warrener, chair of the UTG and managing director of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), said: ‘I am very confident that Jason - who brings a wealth of policy knowledge, political expertise and transport experience - is the right person to lead the Urban Transport Group and its members through what will undoubtedly be a challenging but exciting new chapter for both the organisation and urban public transport more widely.

‘On behalf of the entire board, I’d like to once again thank former director Jonathan Bray for his hard work in making the Urban Transport Group the highly respected organisation it is today.’

Before joining the GMCA, Mr Prince worked for TfGM for four years. The UTG said that in the two roles Mr was actively involved in several key projects, including working with partners on buses, specifically the Bus Services Act (2017), supporting the early development of Greater Manchester’s Bee Network and rail projects including HS2, and more recently on innovation and devolution.

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