Popular pages

Listed below are the most popular pages (in alphabetical order) on the Department for Transport website for the month of May 2010. These will be updated on a monthly basis.

Airlines banned from operating to the UK
Information on foreign airlines (or individual aircraft) that are being refused permits to operate commercial services to the UK.

Airport security
Guide to the security requirements for passengers departing from UK airports.

Bus concession pass providers in England
Your concessionary travel pass will be issued by the authority who administers you local concessionary travel scheme. If you currently have a bus pass, your new pass will be issued by the same authority that issues you present pass.

Blue Badge Scheme
Information about the blue badge scheme offering parking concessions to people with mobility difficulties or severe problems with vision.

Concessionary bus fares
Concessionary bus travel for older and disabled people.

Cycle to Work Scheme Implementation Guidance
Clarifies how organisations can take advantage of the exemption to implement a Cycle to Work scheme that encourages employees to cycle to work and allows employers to reap the benefits of a healthier workforce.

Delivering a Sustainable Transport System (DaSTS)
Main Report sets out latest strategic thinking, defines transport goals, explains actions already being taken or planned to advance them.

Guidance on Local Transport Plans
Final guidance to support local transport authorities in developing and delivering their transport plan.

High Speed Rail
The Government's proposed strategy on high speed rail.

Highway Code
The Highway Code is essential reading because its rules apply to all road users: pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists, as well as motorcyclists and drivers.

List of DfT Regulated Agents
A list of aviation related agencies that are regulated by the Department for Transport.

Local Authorities
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.

Local Transport Act
The Government is committed to ensuring that we are well equipped to meet not only today's transport challenges, but also those of ten or twenty years' time.  The Local Transport Act is a key part of the Government's strategy to meet this commitment, empowering local authorities to take appropriate steps to meet local transport needs in the light of local circumstances.

Low Carbon Transport: A Greener Future
This strategy sets out how we intend to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport. It also shows how transport will make a major contribution to UK efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 2022 and 2050 in line with the Climate Change Act 2008.

Manual for Streets
Manual for Streets provides guidance for practitioners involved in the planning, design, provision and approval of new residential streets, and modifications to existing ones. It aims to increase the quality of life through good design which creates more people-orientated streets.

Press releases
Links to current and archived news releases from the Department for Transport.

Prohibited Articles
A full list of items that are prohibited from the aircraft cabin.

Regulating Air Transport: Consultation on proposals to update the Regulatory Framework for Aviation
Governments proposal for modernising the civil aviation regulatory framework. 

Requirements for trailers
Information about how to calculate how much a vehicle can tow, dimensions of trailers and safety requirements.

Road Casualties in Great Britain: Main Results: 2008
Bulletin containing statistics on personal injury accidents on public roads (including footways).

Road Transport (Working Time) Guidance
Guidance on UK's implementation of the Road Transport (Working Time) Directive 2002/15/EC, which applies to drivers and crew of vehicles subject to the separate EU drivers' hours rules (Council Regulation 3820/85).

Single Vehicle Approval Scheme
Booklet SVA4. A guide to the Single Vehicle Approval scheme.

Speed management
Working towards reducing the number of injuries and fatalities caused by excessive or inappropriate speed on our roads. 

Speed limits
Information about speed limits and related issues such as stopping distances and license endorsements.

Street works
Providing a wide range of information on all aspects of works to roads carried out by 'undertakers' or their contractors.

Thameslink Rolling Stock Project ITT
Pre-qualified bidders: ALSTOM Transport, Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd, Hitachi Europe Ltd, Siemens Transportation Systems.

Traffic advisory leaflets
A current list of all traffic advisory leaflets.

Traffic Commissioners
Traffic Commissioners have responsibility in their area for the licensing and registration of Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) operators, and bus and coach (PSVs) operators.  

Traffic signs manual
The Traffic Signs Manual provides guidance for traffic authorities on the use of traffic signs and road markings.

Transport Infrastructure decisions
This set of documents details a package of transport investments including our plans for road and rail infrastructure, carbon dioxide emissions from transport and decisions on adding capacity at Heathrow airport.

Transport Statistics for Great Britain (TSGB)
Transport Statistics Great Britain (TSGB) is a major publication within the scope of National Statistics and provides an accurate, comprehensive and meaningful picture of transport patronage in Great Britain.

Travel plans
A package of measures produced by employers to encourage staff to use alternatives to single-occupancy car-use.

Information on vacancies at the Department for Transport.

Working drawings for traffic signs
List of available drawings detailing the design of particular traffic signs together with PDF files of each drawing so that they may be downloaded.

Working time, drivers' hours and tachograph rules in UK and Europe
Information on the working time directives and how they affect the transport industry.


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09 January 2007
Last update:
29 May 2009