Transport quango gravy train just keeps on rolling

HANDS up if you have heard of the Leeds-based Urban Transport Group?

I’ll be honest. I had not come across this outfit, and nor had senior colleagues of my acquaintance, until spotting an advertisement in the public sector bible The Guardian – where else? – for a media and communications manager.

What is the UTC? It represents the strategic transport authorities for the seven largest city regions in England.

“We make the case for the funding and powers our members need to improve urban transport; we provide thought leadership for the sector; and we are the foremost network for urban transport professionals in the public sector,” claims the job spec.

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