Regional and local transport
The Department works in partnership with both regional and local stakeholders towards: improving access to jobs and services in ways that are sustainable, and improving public transport - reducing problems of congestion and pollution and increasing safety.
The Local Transport White Paper sets out the Government's vision for a sustainable local transport system that supports the economy and reduces carbon emissions. It explains how the Government is placing localism at the heart of the transport agenda, taking measures to empower local authorities when it comes to tackling these issues in their areas. The White Paper also underlines Central Government's direct support to local authorities, including through the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
- 19 January 2011
Guidance for local authorities wishing to bid for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund.
- 19 January 2011
DfT works with local authorities to provide safe, sustainable, and equitable access to jobs and services. Local authorities are central to integrating local transport with other regional and local policies and services, including education, health and economic development.
The winter of 2009-10 has been the coldest in the UK for 30 years, creating extremely challenging conditions for the travelling public across the whole of the country. For the most part, our transport networks have coped well in the circumstances. However it is important that lessons are learned in order to improve our resilience for future winters.
This document contains a review of the findings of the Department's commercial review of ITSO Ltd, the independent member-owned and operated company responsible for the provision of an open technical specification for smart ticketing
- 15 October 2009
The Department announced a 3rd street lighting bidding round on 27 July 2009 with the intention of allocating £440m in PFI Credits to local authority street lighting projects early in 2010. Local authority Expression of Interest (EOI) were invited on 4 September 2009, with submissions to be received by the Department by 7 December 2009.
Information about the roads included in a designated Olympic Route Network - a network of roads to be used during the 2012 Games to provide safe, reliable transport for athletes, technical officials, media and marketing partners between venues and accommodation, critical to the Games’ success.
Information about transport strategy in the regions.
Information about the Local Transport Act, including new guidance about the quality partnership schemes and the Government’s efforts to tackle congestion and improve public transport.
Information about the Government Office Network's responsibility for carrying out a range of statutory transport casework on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.
Information regarding the production of local transport plans and annual reviews; includes examples of good practice, technical guidance, accessibility planning, major schemes, performance indicators and details of all annual capital settlements to date.
Best practice and policy guidance for bus and coach operators; including licensing and registration, concession fares, tackling anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, and explanations of the various grants available to operators.
Information of relevance for local authorities with regard to local rail schemes, including London Underground.
Licensing policies and regulations for taxis and private hire services, including accessibility issues.
Key strategy documents and research articles, including 'Transport 2010: meeting the local transport challenge'.
Guidance on the process of transport assessments.
Developer contribution guidelines - providing principles for discussions between developers and Government for co-funding supporting transport infrastructure to strategically important developments such as ports and airports. The guidance provides clarity on the circumstances in which developers are expected to pay for infrastructure, and circumstances in which a cost-sharing arrangement may be reached.
Terms used in the Regional and Local transport section.
- 08 April 2005
Email addresses for the bus enquiries.
- 13 January 2006
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- 11 November 2010
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