Policy, guidance and research
Information about aviation including air traffic management and forecasts, airports, aviation safety, and domestic and environmental issues.
The Department for Transport (DfT) aims to reduce crime and fear of crime on public transport by encouraging our partners and operators to work together in developing, disseminating and evaluating good practice in crime reduction initiatives.
Department for Transport's aims are to ensure that decisions on transport policy are made in the light of the best possible advice on their impacts, and to ensure that investment in all modes of transport and their management meets the Department's policy objective to seek good value for money.
Evaluations of strategically important transport policies.
These pages contain information on road freight and encouraging a shift from road to inland waterway, short sea shipping and to rail. They also cover regulation, research and Government initiatives, the resilience of supply chains and information on transport of dangerous goods.
Information from the DfT rail group including: projects and infrastructure; passenger services; legislation; research and technical information.
Transport plays a key role in supporting regional and local prosperity, economic growth and enhancing quality of life.
This section of the website contains information on the Government’s Road Safety Strategy and its targets for reducing the number of road deaths and injuries by 2010. In addition there is information about Government policies and initiatives and advice for all road users.
Information from DfT about roads and vehicles including: road pricing; road network; traffic and parking management; traffic signs and signals; insurance; environmental issues.
The Department's science and research information includes descriptions of our strategies, our research programmes (and those of related organisations), and how we manage them.
Information from DfT about shipping and ports including: environment, liability and compensation; safety, UK shipping industry; port marine safety code; decision letters and inspectors' reports.
One of the Department for Transport’s strategic objectives is to promote greater equality of opportunity for all citizens, with the desired outcome of achieving a fairer society. The Department is looking to eenhance social inclusion and the regeneration of deprived or remote areas by enabling disadvantaged people to connect with employment opportunities, key local services, social networks and goods through improving accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability.
An important objective underlying the whole of the Department's transport strategy is balancing the need to travel with the need to improve quality of life.
This section contains the department's transport security policies, plans and activities with supporting facts and other information.
Welcome to the statistics pages of the DfT website. The DfT collects, analyses and publishes a wide range of statistics covering all forms of transport.
The Transport and Works Act Orders Unit (TWAOU) processes applications under the Transport and Works Act 1992 for powers to construct and operate railways, tramways and other guided transport schemes, and works which interfere with navigational rights.
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