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  • Authorisation 59 What's New 32 Kb
    Authorisations made under regulations 36(4) and 36(7) of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004. Authorisation 59 extends the provisions of ADR Multilateral Agreement M182 to carriage within Great Britain. Valid until: 11 June 2011.
    Section:
    Freight Logistics
    Published:
    14 July 2006
  • Authorisation 60 n Authorisation 59  32 KbAuthorisations made under regulations 36(4) and 36(7) of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004. Authorisation 59 extends the provisions of ADR Multilateral Agreement M182 to carriage within Great Britain. Valid until: 11 June 2011. Section: Freight LogisticsPublished: 14 July 2006 39 Kb
    Authorisations made under regulations 36(4) and 36(7) of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004. Authorisation 60 extends the provisions of ADR Multilateral Agreement M182 to carriage within Great Britain. Valid until: 11 June 2011.
    Section:
    Freight Logistics
    Published:
    14 July 2006
  • Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) Post Implementation Review
    Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) Scheme has been reviewed and is now available on the Department's website.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    14 July 2006
  • Aide Memoire on Speed Limit and Safety Camera Signing 
    This summary of requirements for signing speed limits and camera enforcement should be considered best practice, but does not replace or update the legal requirements of The Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002.
    Section:
    Road Safety
    Published:
    14 July 2006
  • Minimum safety standards in road tunnels: Consultation on draft regulations
    Documents outlining Regulations the Secretary of State proposes to lay before Parliament to transpose into UK law the EU Directive (2004/54/EC) on Minimum Safety Requirements for Tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network. Closing date: 7 October 2006
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published
    : 14 July 2006
  • Head of Criticality & Radiological Protection Branch
    As head of the CRP Branch, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of nuclear critically safety and radiological protection related to the transport of radioactive materials. Closing date: 11 August 2006.
    Section:
    About DfT
    Published:
    13 July 2006
  • Hoists for Manual Wheelchairs
    Hoists to assist with lifting and manoeuvring a manual wheelchair into the rear of a vehicle.
    Section:
    Access for Disabled People
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Transfer Aids
    A range of equipment that may help motorist access a vehicle.
    Section:
    Access for Disabled People
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Wheelchair Systems
    Wheelchair systems where a specialised design of wheelchair moves into the vehicle and becomes the front passenger seat.
    Section:
    Access for Disabled People
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Supplementary Consultation letter
    Supplementary consultation letter to Consultation on emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Closing date: 10 August 2006.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Directive 2006/51/EC, amending directives 2005/55/EC and 2005/78/EC n Supplementary Consultation letterSupplementary consultation letter to Consultation on emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Closing date: 10 August 2006.Section: Roads and VehiclesPublished: 12 July 2006 71 Kb
    Relating to emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Part of the Consultation on emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Closing date: 10 August 2006.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Road Traffic Statutory Instrument - Revised Draft n Directive 2006/51/EC, amending directives 2005/55/EC and 2005/78/EC  71 KbRelating to emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Part of the Consultation on emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Closing date: 10 August 2006.Section: Roads and VehiclesPublished: 12 July 2006 35 Kb
    Road traffic statutory instruments - replaces Annex 1 (Road traffic statutory instruments. Published: 26 May 2006) to Consultation on emissions and end of series requirements for road vehicles. Closing date: 10 August 2006.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Call for expression of interest in road safety research
    Analysis of risk outcomes for cardiac conditions.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Consultation on Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act (TMA) 2004
    Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act (TMA) provides a single framework in England for the civil enforcement of parking. Closing date: 25 September 2006.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    12 July 2006
  • Summary of Blue Badge Scheme Consultation Responses on Power to Inspect Proposal
    Summary of responses to Consultation on guidance notes on the power to inspect Blue Badges.
    Section:
    Access for Disable People
    Published:
    11 July 2006
  • Blue Badge Scheme Holders n Summary of Blue Badge Scheme Consultation Responses on Power to Inspect ProposalSummary of responses to Consultation on guidance notes on the power to inspect Blue Badges.Section: Access for Disable PeoplePublished: 11 July 2006 560 Kb
    Guidance for blue badge holders and their drivers on the power to inspect blue badges being displayed on motor vehicles.
    Section:
    Access for Disable People
    Published:
    11 July 2006
  • Blue Badge Scheme Enforcers n Blue Badge Scheme Holders  560 KbGuidance for blue badge holders and their drivers on the power to inspect blue badges being displayed on motor vehicles.Section: Access for Disable PeoplePublished: 11 July 2006 650 Kb
    Guidance on the inspection and enforcement of blue badges for police, traffic wardens, local authority parking attendants, civil enforcement officers and issuing local authorities.
    Section:
    Access for Disable People
    Published:
    11 July 2006
  • Social and environmental impacts of transport
    Speech by Minister of State for Transport, Dr Stephen Ladyman, at the Energy Savings Trust event. Delivered: 11 July 2006.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    11 July 2006
  • Letter to the Prime Minister from the Secretary of State for Transport
    Letter to the Prime Minister from Douglas Alexander the Secretary of State for Transport outlining key priorities for the Department.
    Section:
    About DfT
    Published:
    11 July 2006
  • Ports Policy Review - Summary of the Cardiff Seminar
    A summary of the proceedings at the Ports Policy Review Seminar held at the ABP Port Offices, Cardiff, on 6 June 2006.
    Section:
    Shipping and Ports
    Published:
    11 July 2006
  • Bournemouth - Swanage Motor Road and Ferry
    Documents relating to the application by the Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company to revise the toll charges for the use of the ferry service.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    10 July 2006
  • Review of Events Involving the Transport of Radioactive Materials in the UK, from 1958 to 2004, and their Radiological Consequences
    This report was commissioned by the Department for Transport and is published by the Health Protection Agency. The above link leads to the Health Protection Agency Website, clicking on this link takes you away from the DfT site.
    Section:
    Freight Logistics
    Published:
    7 July 2006
  • Crossrail Design Review - Independent Report n Review of Events Involving the Transport of Radioactive Materials in the UK, from 1958 to 2004, and their Radiological ConsequencesThis report was commissioned by the Department for Transport and is published by the Health Protection Agency.  The above link leads to the Health Protection Agency Website, clicking on this link takes you away from the DfT site.Section: Freight LogisticsPublished: 7 July 2006 137 Kb
    This report summarises the issues raised in the review meetings and draws observations and recommendations for design and amenity aspects of the Crossrail project.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    7 July 2006
  • Minutes of 24 April 2006 Crossrail Planning Forum meeting n Crossrail Design Review - Independent Report  137 KbThis report summarises the issues raised in the review meetings and draws observations and recommendations for design and amenity aspects of the Crossrail project.Section: RailwaysPublished: 7 July 2006
    Minutes from the Crossrail Planning Forum meeting of 24 April 2006.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    7 July 2006
  • Departmental Minute: Government support for Network Rail borrowing update
    Minute setting out Network Rail's latest borrowing forecasts as a means of monitoring the DfT's contingent liabilities arising from its support of NR's borrowing.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Government response to advice on Regional Funding Allocations
    Letters from the Secretary of State to Regional Assemblies and Regional Development Agencies responding to their advice on priorities for major transport schemes.
    Section:
    Regional and Local Transport
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Regional Funding Allocations
    Written statement to Parliament by Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander regarding Regional Funding Allocations. Delivered: 6 July 2006.
    Section:
    Regional and Local Transport
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Keeping Traffic Moving: Consultation on Draft Guidance on Intervention Criteria
    Consultation on Draft Guidance on Intervention Criteria upon a local traffic authority. This relates to the performance of the network management duties by the traffic authorities in England.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • A1 Junction Improvement (B1081 - Carpenter's Lodge)
    The Secretaries' of State decision on highway orders for the A1 Junction Improvement (B1081 - Carpenter's Lodge) following local inquiry: and the associated Inspector's report.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Road Traffic Statistics: 2005
    This latest publication provides detailed analyses of road traffic estimates by vehicle type, road class and geographic area for Great Britain. Introduction, complete PDF document and data tables.
    Section:
    Transport Statistics
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Rail franchise replacement process manual
    Provides an overview of the process for rail franchise replacement.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Berit Report
    MAIB's report on the investigation of the grounding of Berit, Trindelen Bank, near Gedser Denmark on 5 January 2006.
    Section:
    Accident Investigation
    Published:
    6 July 2006
  • Minutes of the External Advisory Group, 28 February 2006
    Minutes of the External Advisory Group Meeting, aviation white paper, held on 28 February 2006 in Great Minster House.
    Section:
    Aviation
    Published:
    4 July 2006
  • Future of Rail conference
    Speech given by Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander at the Future of Rail conference. Delivered: 27 June 2006.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    4 July 2006
  • Speech at the Transport Atmosphere and Climate conference
    Speech given by Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander in Oxford at the Transport Atmosphere and Climate conference. Delivered: 26 June 2006.
    Section:
    Sustainable Travel
    Published:
    4 July 2006
  • Approved providers of in-flight catering training n Speech at the Transport Atmosphere and Climate conferenceSpeech given by Transport Secretary Douglas Alexander in Oxford at the Transport Atmosphere and Climate conference. Delivered: 26 June 2006.Section: Sustainable TravelPublished: 4 July 2006 10 Kb
    List of approved providers of in-flight catering training.
    Section:
    Transport Security
    Published:
    3 July 2006
  • A National Protocol for UK Route Development Funds
    Rules and principles governing the operation by Devolved Administrations and Regional Development Agencies of funds to provide start-up aid for new air routes.
    Section:
    Aviation
    Published:
    30 June 2006
  • Final RIA for the UK Route Development Fund Scheme
    Final regulatory impact assessment of the arrangements governing the operation of air route development funds by Devolved Administrations and Regional Development Agencies.
    Section:
    Aviation
    Published:
    30 June 2006
  • UK Report to the European Commission on Biofuels 2006
    This report fulfils the UK's obligation to report to the Commission by 1 July 2006 on the promotion of the use biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport during the calendar year 2005.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    30 June 2006
  • Ergonomic Requirements for Accessible Taxis - Availability, comfort and safety Acrobat PDF file: size 7968Kb 7968 Kb
    This leaflet summarises ergonomic research intended to lead to taxi designs which are more accessible by reducing the difficulties of getting in and out and ensuring that all passengers can travel in safety and reasonable comfort.
    Section:
    Access for Disabled People
    Published:
    30 June 2006
  • Anglian Sovereign accident report published
    MAIB's report on the investigation of the grounding of UK registered emergency towing vessel Anglian Sovereign near the island of Oxna, in the Shetland Islands on 3 September 2005. Report 16/2006.
    Section:
    Accident Investigation
    Published:
    30 June 2006
  • Recommendations Annual Report 2005 published
    This is the second Recommendations Annual Report to be produced. It provides detailed analysis of the MAIB's "closed loop" reporting system which was first adopted by the Branch in January 2004 on a voluntary basis. The legal requirement for addressees to respond to recommendations came into force in April 2005.
    Section:
    Accident Investigation
    Published:
    30 June 2006
  • Road Freight Statistics 2005
    This new publication aims to bring together in one annual publication statistics on the activity of both UK and non-UK registered heavy goods vehicles and GB-registered vans.
    Section:
    Transport Statistics
    Published:
    29 June 2006
  • Road casualties in Great Britain: main results: 2005 data
    The latest bulletin containing statistics on personal injury accidents on public roads (including footways). Introduction and complete PDF document.
    Section:
    Transport Statistics
    Published:
    29 June 2006
  • Disability Equality Duty 
    Information on DfT's responsibilities with regard to the Disability Equality Duty and how we intend to implement it.
    Section:
    DfT About
    Published:
    28 June 2006
  • M60 widening 
    Speech by Minister of State for Transport, Dr Stephen Ladyman, delivered at the opening ceremony of the widened M60 junction 5-8. Delivered: 26 June 2006.
    Section:
    Roads and Vehicles
    Published:
    27 June 2006
  • Guidance on Quality Partnership Schemes in England
    Guidance on Quality Partnership Schemes in England clarifying the provisions contained in the Transport Act 2000. This Guidance is intended both for local authorities and bus operators.
    Section
    : Regional and Local Transport
    Published:
    27 June 2006
  • Ports Policy Review - Summary of the London Event 
    A summary of the proceedings at the Ports Policy Review Event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, London, on 25 May 2006.
    Section:
    Shipping and Ports
    Published:
    26 June 2006
  • Accreditation process clarification bulletin 
    Clarification questions and responses on the accreditation process for the East Midlands, West Midlands and New Cross Country franchises.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    26 June 2006
  • Scott Wilson Report Crossrail Operational Modelling Acrobat PDF file: size 345Kb 345 Kb
    Operational modelling for Crossrail Line 1.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    26 June 2006
  • Crossrail Timetable Working Group Final Report Cover Sheet Acrobat PDF file: size 29Kb 29 Kb
    Cover sheet for a report to describe the analysis undertaken by the Crossrail Timetable Working Group and to report the Group's conclusions.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    26 June 2006
  • Crossrail Timetable Working Group Final Report Acrobat PDF file: size 1258Kb 1258 Kb
    A report to describe the analysis undertaken by the Crossrail Timetable Working Group and to report the Group's conclusions.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    26 June 2006
  • Speech to the Airport Operators Association (AOA)
    Speech by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, Gillian Merron to the Airport Operators Association (AOA). Delivered: 22 June 2006.
    Section:
    Aviation
    Published:
    23 June 2006
  • Successful projects under the Road Safety Grant Challenge Fund 2006-2007
    The Road Safety Grant Challenge can provide grants to outside bodies (other than local authorities) with innovative proposals for improving road safety and reducing casualties.
    Section:
    Road Safety
    Published:
    23 June 2006
  • Road accidents casualties: comparison - STATS19 and Hospital Episode Statistics  Acrobat PDF file: size 1107Kb 1107 Kb
    Road accidents casualties: a comparison of STATS19 data with Hospital Episode Statistics. (Related Document to: Under-reporting of road casualties: Phase 1).
    Section:
    Road Safety
    Published:
    23 June 2006
  • Under-reporting of road casualties: Phase 1 (No 69) Acrobat PDF file: size 319Kb 319 Kb
    Road Safety Research Report No.69.
    Section:
    Road Safety
    Published:
    23 June 2006
  • Experiences of congestion and attitudes to road pricing
    This article summarises people's experiences of road congestion and their attitudes towards alternative ways of charging for road use.
    Section:
    Transport Statistics
    Published:
    21 June 2006
  • New Cross Country franchise accreditation process documents
    Information about the accreditation process for applicants seeking to qualify to receive an invitation to tender (ITT) for the New Cross Country franchise.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    19 June 2006
  • East Midlands franchise accreditation process documents
    Information about the accreditation process for applicants seeking to qualify to receive an invitation to tender (ITT) for the East Midlands franchise.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    19 June 2006
  • West Midlands franchise accreditation process documents
    Information about the accreditation process for applicants seeking to qualify to receive an invitation to tender (ITT) for the West Midlands franchise.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    19 June 2006
  • Proposed changes to the procedures for leasing foreign registered aircraft
    Consultation seeking comments on proposed changes to existing administrative procedures for applications by UK airlines to lease foreign registered aircraft. Closing date: 8 September 2006.
    Section:
    Aviation
    Published:
    16 June 2006
  • Multilateral Agreement 182
    Chapter 1.5 of ADR and RID allows Contracting Parties to agree temporary derogations from ADR/RID between themselves. Multilateral agreement 182 concerns the carriage of UN2059 nitrocellulose solution (flammable in IBCs).
    Section:
    Freight Logistics
    Published:
    15 June 2006
  • Hoists for Powered Wheelchairs/Scooters
    Hoists to assist with lifting and manoeuvring a powered wheelchair or scooter into the rear of a vehicle.
    Section:
    Access for Disabled People
    Published:
    15 June 2006
  • Gear Selector and Handbrake Adaptations
    Gear selector and handbrake adaptations can assist people who have problems with grip and/or strength or have upper limb difficulties.
    Section:
    Access for Disabled People
    Published:
    15 June 2006
  • Bus punctuality statistics GB: 2005 
    This bulletin presents data from a survey into bus punctuality which was carried out over 4 separate weeks in March/April 2005 in all areas of Great Britain outside London.
    Section:
    Transport Statistics
    Published:
    15 June 2006
  • Local authority performance rating on cycling 2003 & 2004
    Results of the 2003 and 2004 English Regional Cycling Development Team assessment of local highway authorities (LHA) provision for cyclists.
    Section:
    Sustainable Travel
    Published:
    15 June 2006
  • Diversity workforce profile trends since 2003
    Table showing the diversity breakdown of DfT staff since 2003.
    Section:
    About DfT
    Modified:
    15 June 2006
  • Sustainable Distribution Fund 
    Statement to Parliament by Secretary of State for Transport, Douglas Alexander, on the Sustainable Distribution Fund.
    Section:
    Freight Logistics
    Delivered:
    15 June 2006
  • Replacement of CNRS and TAG 
    New rail freight grant scheme to replace the existing Company Neutral Revenue Support (CNRS) and Track Access Grant (TAG) schemes from April 2007.
    Section:
    Freight Logistics
    Published:
    15 June 2006
  • Crossrail Depot Strategy
    Statement to Parliament by Transport Minister Derek Twigg about the Crossrail Depot Strategy. Delivered: 14 June 2006.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    14 June 2006
  • Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report: Harvester and Strilmoy
    MAIB's report on the investigation of the collision between fv Harvester and mv Strilmoy in the North Sea on 4 November.
    Section:
    Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB)
    Published:
    14 June 2006
  • Speech to the ASLEF General Conference
    Speech by Transport Minister Derek Twigg to the ASLEF (Britain's trade union for train drivers) General Conference. Delivered: 7 June 2006.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    13 June 2006
  • The Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006 - Regulatory Impact Assessment 
    Final Regulatory Impact Assessment for the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006.
    Section:
    Railways
    Published:
    12 June 2006
  • A Guide to TWA Procedures 2006 
    Detailed guidance on procedures for obtaining Transport and Works Act Orders.
    Section:
    About DfT
    Published:
    12 June 2006
  • Respect on the road 
    Qualitative research to explore public attitudes towards, and participation in anti-social behaviour on the roads.
    Section:
    Road Safety
    Published:
    12 June 2006

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