The Department for Transport's aim is transport that works for everyone. This means a transport system which balances the needs of the economy, the environment and society.
The Department for Transport provides leadership across the transport sector to achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of the services. This section contains information on the Department's aims and objectives, its organisational structure, and the responsibilities of the various affiliated agencies.
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) came into force on 1 January 2005 and aims to make information held by public authorities more accessible to the public and allows individuals and companies to request a wide variety of material. DfT's Freedom of Information section summarises our request handling procedures and information released in response to FOI requests.
Department for Transport's organisation chart (or organogram) detailing ministers, senior staff and departmental aims and objectives (as at April 2009).
An outline of the main aim of the department and what we want to achieve.
- 21 December 2005
- Last update:
- 20 February 2009
The Department for Transport with its Agencies holds personal data on the majority of the UK adult population.
This section contains information on how the department is structured, the responsibilities of the affiliated agencies and the targets and objectives that have been determined by the Government.
Links to annual reports, expenditure plans, and summary documents. This page also includes business plans and our departmental priorities.
Information about the social responsibility policies and strategies in place at the DfT.
Information about the various diversity policies and strategies in place at the DfT.
Information about the DfT's recruitment policies and a list of current vacancies.
This section contains all the information you need to find out about the procurement process at the Department for Transport.
This section contains information on departmental strategy. It includes white papers and overarching strategy documents.
The Department for Transport is involved in a wide range of EU and International work covering issues from transport safety and security through to emissions from international transport.
Read our Bills and draft Bills.
- 13 September 2007
A list of other informative web sites belonging to the Department for Transport and its agencies.
- 14 February 2004
- Last update:
- 28 April 2009
Roles and responsibilities of the boards charged with the investigation of accidents and serious incidents.
- 19 September 2003
This page explains how members of the public may make a complaint if they are dissatisfied with DfT service delivery or administrative practices.
- 01 October 2002
- Last update:
- 11 September 2008
These pages include details of printed publications issued by the Department for Transport since May 2002.
Information relating to DfT staffing.
For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.