About us

 The Urban Mobility Partnership (UMP) is a coalition committed to providing long-term leadership and near-term solutions to improve future urban mobility. Our innovative partnership represents the breadth of the urban mobility landscape. We were founded to ensure that effective policy at a national, regional and local level, combined with new technology, supports better mobility and helps tackle the major challenges of congestion, air quality and climate change. 


A UK with integrated, multi-modal national transport policy that places the needs of the consumer at its heart by reducing congestion and improving air quality.


To represent all of the key transport modes including bus, rail, coach, tram, car and bike in the debate around the future of urban mobility.


To provide a forum for the discussion and promotion of new policy ideas around urban mobility, including embracing the role of smart technology in the provision of mobility services that will improve air quality and consumer’s lives

Focus on policy

Focus on case studies

Mobility as a Service: A Practical Guide

Stagecoach delivers modal shift through flexible bus tickets

UMP has also created this essential guide to Mobility as a Service deployed by public authorities for citizens. Across our unique membership, we have worked closely on MaaS pilots across the UK and are delighted to share our expertise with policymakers and public authorities. Our guide introduces the concept of Mobility as a Service and the different routes local authorities can take in order to implement sustainable MaaS eco-systems for residents that achieve their desired social, economic and environmental benefits, such as contributing to net zero ambitions.

Stagecoach has introduced new flexible bus tickets to respond to changes in customer travel patterns accelerated during the pandemic and offer better value transport as households are squeezed by increases in the cost of living. New Flexi day tickets allow customers to purchase bundles of either five or ten tickets, which can be used at any time up to 12 months from the point of purchase. The tickets offer savings of up to 30% on standard day fares, directly helping the increasing number of employees at businesses offering hybrid working arrangements. Data shows 53% of people said they were now using the bus more than they would have if Flexi tickets didn’t exist, resulting in new bus users and helping replace car trips.

Founding Members

Policy Report

Transforming Corporate Travel and Commuting

Last year the Urban Mobility Partnership launched its policy paper on Transforming Corporate Travel and Commuting through a series of roundtables across the UK. The paper calls for businesses and public sector organisations to urgently reduce grey fleet usage in line with decarbonisation agendas and examines the problems of relying on personal private car usage for business travel, otherwise known as "grey fleet", and offers key recommendations on how to reduce this and offer employees sustainable alternatives. UMP is committed to help develop mobility solutions which help these towns and cities transform how consumers travel. Read our recommendations below.