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Accountability System Statement

The Department for Transport’s Accountability System Statement.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Instructional

Stock-take of travel time variability

A summary of research that the Department has undertaken on the modelling and appraisal of travel time variability (reliability).

Mode/topic: Rail, Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Research report

High speed rail: Investing in Britain’s future consultation summary report addendum 2A report to Government by Dialogue by Design

This report provides a summary of seven hundred and twenty two (722) responses submitted online that were not fully analysed.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Report

Driving Standards for lorry and bus drivers

New frameworks setting out the competences expected of lorry, bus and coach drivers have been published today by the DSA.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Published by:Driving Standards Agency Date: 24 September 2012

Type: Press release

National Standard for Driving™ (category D)

The Safe and Responsible Driving (Category D) Standard™ sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding that the DSA believes are required to be a safe and responsible driver of a category D vehicle.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Standard

National Standard for Driving™ (category C)

The Safe and Responsible Driving (Category C) Standard™ sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding that the DSA believes are required to be a safe and responsible driver of a category C vehicle.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Standard

Drivers and cyclists agree “let's look out for each other”

A new poll for the Department for Transport’s THINK! campaign has found that 25% of UK adults are noticing more cyclists on the road.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 20 September 2012

Type: Press release

Transport statistics

Statistical release about quarterly bus statistics and port freight statistics.

Mode/topic: Roads, Shipping

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 20 September 2012

Type: Press release

Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Local Authority Major Schemes

Guidelines on the monitoring and evaluation we require Local Authority Major Scheme promoters to carry out for Local Authority Major Schemes.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 September 2012

Type: Instructional

Quarterly bus statistics: quarter 2 2012

This Statistical Release presents data on local bus passenger journeys and fares in Great Britain up to Q2 (April to June) 2012, and annual statistics on bus punctuality.

Statistics topic: Buses and coaches, Concessionary travel, Journeys / Trips

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 20 September 2012

Series: BusesType: Release

Port freight statistics: 2011 final figures

This publication presents final detailed statistics on freight handled by major UK ports. It updates and expands on provisional statistics published in July 2012.

Statistics topic: Freight domestic, Freight international, Maritime

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 20 September 2012

Series: PortsType: Release

Implementation of the Penfold Review

Written statement by Stephen Hammond, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Delivered by:Stephen Hammond MP Date: 18 September 2012

Type: Written statement

High Speed Rail: Phase 1 Consultation Update

Written statement by Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 18 September 2012

Type: Written statement

More local decisions for transport schemes

Transport Minister Norman Baker has confirmed that more decisions on major transport schemes will be taken at a local level.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 18 September 2012

Type: Press release

Devolving Local Major Transport Schemes: Next Step

Written statement by Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 18 September 2012

Type: Written statement

Unadopted (private) roads

Draft planning conditions to help prepare roads for adoption by local highway authorities.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 September 2012

Type: Instructional

Passenger benefits secured through ticket office decision

Changes to the way passengers buy tickets at London Midland stations will improve facilities to reflect changing needs while making efficiency savings.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 17 September 2012

Type: Press release

Railway Stations

Written statement by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker).

Mode/topic: Rail

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 17 September 2012

Type: Written statement

London Midland ticket office opening hours decision

The Transport Minister Norman Baker has given his decision on the application from London Midland to change the opening hours of 86 ticket offices.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 September 2012

Type: Public notice

List of bus operators in England claiming Smartcard, Automatic Vehicle Location or Low Carbon Emission incentives

A list of bus operators claiming Smartcard, Automative Vehicle Location (AVL) or Low Carbon Emission (LCEB) incentives.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 September 2012

Type: Reference

Letter to all English bus operators about Bus Service Operators Grant reform

Letter written by the Department to all English bus operators about changes to the BSOG system.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 September 2012

Type: Correspondence

Additional service from Uckfield to London Bridge for commuters

Additional morning service set to be introduced from December 2012 between Uckfield and London Bridge.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 17 September 2012

Type: Press release

Operational driving theory test statistics

The operational statistics about driving theory tests show pass rate information for each theory test centre for different categories of driving theory tests.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Transparency

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 14 September 2012

Type: Dataset

Consultation on bus subsidy reform

A consultation on bus subsidy reform has been launched and will run for eight weeks.

Mode/topic: Public transport, Sustainable travel

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 13 September 2012

Type: Story

Reform of Bus Subsidy System

Written statement by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker).

Mode/topic: Roads

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 13 September 2012

Type: Written statement

Consultation on Bus Subsidy Reform

This consultation paper seeks views on how the subsidy proposals set out in Green Light for Better Buses are to be implemented.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 September 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Open

Transport Statistics

Statistics release for vehicle licensing, port freight and reliability of journeys on Highway Agency’s motorways and ‘A’ roads.

Mode/topic: Roads, Shipping, Ports, Road management, Vehicles

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 13 September 2012

Type: Press release

Guidance on Section 56 and Schedule 4 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012: Recovery of Unpaid Parking Charges

This document contains guidance on new laws relating to the recovery of unpaid parking charges on private land.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 September 2012

Type: Instructional

Reliability of journeys on Highways Agency's motorway and 'A' road network: July 2012

This Statistical Release presents information about the reliability of journeys on motorways and ‘A’ roads managed by the Highways Agency during July 2012.

Statistics topic: Congestion, Major roads, Minor roads, Motorway

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 13 September 2012

Series: Congestion and reliabilityType: Release

Vehicle licensing statistics Q2 2012

This publication presents information on motor vehicles in Great Britain that were licensed on the 30th June 2012 (the end of quarter 2), or were registered for the first time during quarter 2 (April to June 2012).

Statistics topic: Buses and coaches, Cars, Drivers, Goods vehicles, Make and model

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 13 September 2012

Series: Vehicle licensingType: Release

Port freight statistics: quarter 2 2012

This release presents provisional summary statistics on freight handled by major UK ports, updated quarterly.

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 13 September 2012

Series: PortsType: Release

Fuel Quality Directive Transposition

Written statement by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker).

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 11 September 2012

Type: Written statement

£5 million transport boost drives green growth in Tyne and Wear

A carbon-cutting, growth boosting local transport scheme is set to go ahead in Tyne and Wear after almost £5 million of government funding was confirmed.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 11 September 2012

Type: Press release

Portsmouth Road Bridge given final go-ahead

Major improvements to tackle a traffic bottleneck on Portsmouth’s Northern Road Bridge will go ahead thanks to £11 million of government funding.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 10 September 2012

Type: Press release

Driver CPC - don’t miss the bus

Many professional bus and coach drivers have just one year left to complete the 35 hours of periodic training needed for their Driver CPC.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Road transport

Published by:Driving Standards Agency Date: 10 September 2012

Type: Press release

Aviation

Written statement by the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP Date: 7 September 2012

Type: Written statement

Driving examiner strike on 13 September postponed

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has announced that it is postponing the strike action scheduled for Thursday 13 September.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Published by:Driving Standards Agency Date: 4 September 2012

Type: Story

Rail Franchising

Written statement by the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, Public transport, Rail passenger franchises

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP Date: 3 September 2012

Type: Written statement

Red Ensign flies for Merchant Navy Day

The Red Ensign flag will fly over the headquarters of the Department for Transport to mark the UK’s thirteenth Merchant Navy Day on Monday 3 September.

Mode/topic: Shipping

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 3 September 2012

Type: Press release

New study offers bus pass holders a third off train travel

Older and disabled people with bus passes will be able to get a third off train travel as part of a twelve-month experiment announced by Norman Baker.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 31 August 2012

Type: Press release

Funding boost for Hounslow's roads

Hounslow’s roads are set for a major upgrade after Transport Minister Norman Baker announced the Council is to benefit from funding.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 30 August 2012

Type: Press release

Transport Statistics

Statistics release for local area walking and cycling, road traffic estimates, driver and rider test and instructor numbers.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 30 August 2012

Type: Press release

Local area walking and cycling in England, 2010/11

This Statistical Release presents information on walking and cycling amongst adults (aged 16 and over) in England, by local area.

Statistics topic: Cycling / Cyclists, Journey time, Purpose of travel, Walking / Pedestrians

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 30 August 2012

Series: Walking and cyclingType: Release

Driver and rider tests and instructor statistics: quarter 1 2012/13

This publication presents information on the number and pass rates of driving and riding tests conducted in Great Britain to 31st June 2012 (beginning of the 2012/13 financial year).

Statistics topic: Cars, Drivers, Practical driving tests

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 30 August 2012

Series: Driving tests and instructorsType: Release

Road traffic estimates: quarter 2 2012

This release presents provisional estimates for road traffic in Great Britain for the second quarter of 2012.

Statistics topic: Buses and coaches, Foreign registered vehicles, Major roads, Minor roads, Road traffic, Traffic

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 30 August 2012

Series: TrafficType: Release

Road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe: quarter 2 2012

This Statistical Release summarises results from the survey on road goods vehicles travelling to mainland Europe from Great Britain. It includes all the main ferry routes between Great Britain and mainland Europe. Ferry routes between Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are not included.

Statistics topic: Foreign registered vehicles, Freight international, Maritime, Road freight

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 23 August 2012

Series: Roll-on roll-off international freightType: Release

Helping train operators improve services for cyclists

A new Cycle-Rail Toolkit aimed at making it easier for people to combine cycling with rail travel has been launched by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 22 August 2012

Type: Press release

DSA operational statistics

These Driving Standards Agency (DSA) operational statistics show information which has not been designated as an official statistic.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Transparency

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 16 August 2012

Type: Article

Operational practical driving test statistics

The operational statistics about practical driving tests show pass rate information for each driving test centre for different categories of practical driving tests.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Transparency

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 16 August 2012

Type: Dataset

Transport Statistics

Reported road casualties statistics.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 16 August 2012

Type: Press release

Consultation on the implementation of EU Regulation (EC) 392/2009

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s draft Statutory Instrument that transposes Regulation (EC) 392/2009.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Legislation, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 August 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Open

Reported road casualties Great Britain: provisional estimates Q1 2012

This publication presents statistics on personal injury accidents in the year ending March 2012 on public roads (including footways) in Great Britain, which became known to the police within 30 days.

Statistics topic: Accidents, Casualties, Road casualties, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 16 August 2012

Series: Road accidents and safetyType: Release

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2011 provisional estimates for accidents involving illegal alcohol levels

This publication presents statistics on personal injury accidents in 2011 on public roads (including footways) in Great Britain, which became known to the police within 30 days.

Statistics topic: Accidents, Casualties, Drink driving, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 16 August 2012

Series: Road accidents and safetyType: Release

Qualitative research with residentsCycling City and Towns Programme

In 2010 in-depth qualitative research was undertaken with a sample of residents in Cycling City and Towns programme areas.

Mode/topic: Roads, Appraisal and evaluation, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 August 2012

Type: Research report

New operator for West Coast rail passengers

Rail passengers will benefit from improvements including more trains and more seats.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises, Rail value for money

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 15 August 2012

Type: Press release

DSA customer satisfaction: 2011/12 business target outcomes

This summary provides the outcomes of the DSA’s customer satisfaction business targets and key areas of interest for 2011/12.

Mode/topic: Roads, Transparency

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 13 August 2012

Type: Research report

ATOL reforms using primary legislationImpact Assessment (IA)

An Impact Assessment for ATOL Reforms using Primary Legislation.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 August 2012

Type: Instructional

Congestion on local authority managed 'A' roads: April to June 2012

This statistical release presents provisional information about congestion on local authority managed ‘A’ roads between April and June 2012.

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 9 August 2012

Series: Congestion and reliabilityType: Release

Reliability of journeys on Highways Agency's motorway and 'A' road network: June 2012

This statistical release presents information about the reliability of journeys on motorways and ‘A’ roads managed by the Highways Agency during June 2012.

Statistics topic: Congestion, Major roads, Minor roads, Motorway

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 9 August 2012

Series: Congestion and reliabilityType: Release

Despatch ezine 2012DSA's ezine for road safety professionals

Despatch is the ezine for road safety professionals, produced by DSA. Read all the issues from 2012.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 1 August 2012

Type: Newsletter

Funding boost for Sheffield’s roads

Sheffield’s roads are set for a major upgrade after Norman Baker announced that the council is to benefit from up to £1.2 billion of Government funding.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 31 July 2012

Type: Press release

New Great Western franchise to deliver new express trains

The new 15 year Great Western franchise will see passengers benefit from new express trains, additional capacity and more.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 27 July 2012

Type: Press release

Alan Cook reappointed non-executive chairman of Highways Agency

Alan Cook has been reappointed by Transport Secretary Justine Greening as non-executive chairman of the Highways Agency Board for a further 12 months.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 26 July 2012

Type: Press release

The remit of HS2 LtdJanuary 2012 correspondence

Letter from Justine Greening MP to Sir Brian Briscoe regarding the future remit of HS2 Ltd.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2012

Type: Correspondence

Contract awarded for hazard perception clips

The contract to refresh the hazard perception part of the driving theory test by introducing CGI technology has been awarded to London-based company Jelly.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Published by:Driving Standards Agency Date: 25 July 2012

Type: Press release

Targeted consultation on a proposed amendment to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007 (as amended) - civil penalties

The Government is proposing to amend the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligations Order 2007.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Closed

£4.5 billion investment in new trains creates new jobs

596 railway carriages will be built at a brand new train factory in the north east of England.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises, Rail value for money

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 25 July 2012

Type: Press release

Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on environmental objectives (2005)

Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on environmental objectives issued on 16 March 2005 and last updated 23 December 2005.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 July 2012

Type: Instructional

High speed rail: Investing in Britain’s future consultation summary report addendumA report to Government by Dialogue by Design

Addendum report providing a summary of 413 responses mistakenly excluded from the initial analysis.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 July 2012

Type: Report

£1M for Manchester Victoria access improvement

Rail Passengers using Manchester Victoria are to benefit from a new lift and other facilities that will help increase access to the station.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 20 July 2012

Type: Press release

Tackling road works disruption in Greater Manchester

Utility firms in Greater Manchester will have to cut the disruption caused by their road works after approval of the country’s first joint permit scheme.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 20 July 2012

Type: Press release

British Parking Association Presidents Reception

Video speech by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Parking, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 July 2012

Type: Video

The Nene Valley Railway (Fletton Branch) Order Decision Letter

A decision to authorise transfer of part of the Fletton branch line linking the East Coast Mainline and Nene Valley Railway.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 July 2012

Type: Decision letter

Transport statistics

Light rail and tram statistics for 2011/12.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail safety

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 19 July 2012

Type: Press release

Light rail and tram statistics: 2011/12

This statistical release presents information on light rail and tram systems in England during 2011/12. It covers urban systems that are predominantly surface-running.

Statistics topic: Concessionary travel, Cost of travel, Distance travelled, Journeys, Journeys / Trips, Light rail, Operators, Trams

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 19 July 2012

Series: Light rail and tramType: Release

Penfold Review of non-planning consents Highways Agency implementation report

Review charged with the identification of measures to reduce the regulatory burden imposed on developers by the need to obtain additional consents and approvals after they have secured the grant of planning permission for their development proposals.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 July 2012

Type: Report

Innovative new proposals for A14 corridor

The Government today announced proposals for major investment along the A14 corridor in Cambridgeshire.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 18 July 2012

Type: Press release

New rules on bus and coach passenger rights

Consultation about applying Europe-wide regulations that aim to ensure bus and coach passengers have similar legal protection as other forms of transport.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 18 July 2012

Type: Press release

High Speed Rail: Phase 1 Consultation Update

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail, Public transport, Rail interoperability

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 17 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Red Tape Challenge

Written statement by the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP Date: 17 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) Scheme

Written statement by Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Vehicles

Delivered by:Mike Penning MP Date: 17 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Future of the Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme

The Department is seeking to determine the future of the VIC scheme and whether the scheme is fit for purpose.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 July 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Open

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Written statement by Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads

Delivered by:Mike Penning MP Date: 17 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Department for Transport annual report and accounts

The annual report and accounts presents the Department for Transport’s consolidated results for the year ended 31 March 2012.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 July 2012

Type: Annual Report

EU Bus and Coach Passenger Rights

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 16 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Fuel Quality Directive Transposition

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 16 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Implementation of the Penfold Review

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Local authorities, Road management

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 16 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Stopping Up and Diversion Orders: Reform of the Application Process for Local Highways

This consultation details proposals to simplify the process of applying for the stopping up and diversion of a highway.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 July 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Closed

Rail Investment

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 16 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Investing in rail, investing in jobs and growth

More than £9 billion of growth-boosting railway upgrades across England and Wales.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 16 July 2012

Type: Press release

High Level Output Specification 2012

The High Level Output Specification (HLOS) sets out information for the Office of Rail Regulation and for the rail industry about what the Secretary of State wants to be achieved by railway activities during railway Control Period 5 (April 2014 – March 2019).

Mode/topic: Rail, Freight, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 July 2012

Type: Policy

Post Legislative Assessment of the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007: Memorandum to the Transport Select Committee

The memorandum provides a post legislative assessment of the Concessionary Bus Travel Act 2007

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 July 2012

Type: Command paper

Local authorities given further support to make roads safer

Updated speed limit guidance to help local authorities improve safety on their roads was published for consultation today by Mike Penning MP.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 13 July 2012

Type: Press release

Consultation of revision of DfT's Speed Limit Circular

Reissue of guidance on setting local speed limits to take account of recent changes to the signing regime, to expand the section on 20mph zones and limits.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 July 2012

Type: Other consultationStatus: Open

HS2 London to West Midlands Property Compensation

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 12 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Foundations laid for future growth of aviation as government unveils long-term strategy

Transport Secretary Justine Greening has published the draft aviation policy framework.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 12 July 2012

Type: Press release

Draft Aviation Policy Framework

This document sets out our draft sustainable framework for UK aviation (referred to as the “Aviation Policy Framework”).

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 July 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Open

Aviation Policy Framework

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 12 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Transport Statistics

The Department for Transport has today published the following Transport Statistics on Accessibility statistics: 2011.

Mode/topic: Access for disabled people

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 12 July 2012

Type: Press release

Accessibility statistics: 2011

This statistical release presents information on accessibility statistics for England for 2011.

Statistics topic: Accessibility

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 12 July 2012

Series: AccessibilityType: Release

Reliability of journeys on Highways Agency's motorway and 'A' road network: May 2012

This statistical release presents information about the reliability of journeys on motorways and ‘A’ roads managed by the Highways Agency during May 2012.

Statistics topic: Congestion, Major roads, Minor roads, Motorway

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 12 July 2012

Series: Congestion and reliabilityType: Release

Farnborough International Air-showADS Aviation Security Conference

Speech by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Aviation safety

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 11 July 2012

Type: Speech

Bikeability

Video speech by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 July 2012

Type: Video

Bath transportation package given final go-ahead

Work on a new package of public transport measures in Bath can now start after receiving final approval from Local Transport Minister Norman Baker today.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 11 July 2012

Type: Press release

DfT's Reducing Regulation Annual Report 2012

The Department’s first report detailing its regulatory performance over the previous year in the context of reducing regulation policy.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 July 2012

Type: Report

Driving tests brought closer to home with partnership deal

Driving tests could soon be available from branches of Halfords under plans announced today by Road Safety Minister Mike Penning.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Published by:Driving Standards Agency Date: 10 July 2012

Type: Press release

Taking testing to the customer

Written statement by Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads

Delivered by:Mike Penning MP Date: 10 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Annual update on Crossrail

Written statement by the Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, Crossrail

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP Date: 10 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Giving train passengers more information on punctuality

Passengers will be able to find out if train services run on time to within one minute under plans to make more detailed punctuality information available.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 10 July 2012

Type: Press release

Transparency – Train Punctuality Information

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 10 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Government Shareholding in NATS

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 10 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Framework document: Traffic Commissioners, Department for Transport including its Agencies

The key aim of the framework document is to improve the transparency and accountability of the Traffic Commissioner system by clearly setting out the roles of the Senior Traffic Commissioner, Traffic Commissioners, DfT and its agencies.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Public transport, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 July 2012

Type: Policy

Blue Badge consultation opens

The Department for Transport is consulting on proposed changes for assessing eligibility for blue disabled parking badges.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 9 July 2012

Type: Press release

Personal Independence Payment and eligibility for a Blue Badge

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 9 July 2012

Type: Written statement

Personal Independence Payment and eligibility for a Blue Badge

Consultation about the effect changes to welfare reform will have on eligibility for a Disabled Person’s Parking Permit, or Blue Badge.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 July 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Open

Certification of dual-fuel diesel/gas buses as Low Carbon Emission BusesGuidance for bus manufacturers and operators

Proceedure for dual-fuel diesel/gas buses to be tested and certified as Low Carbon Emission Buses (LCEBs).

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport, Sustainable travel, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 July 2012

Type: Instructional

Green light for Leeds trolleybus

Trolleybuses are set to return to Leeds after Transport Secretary Justine Greening today approved a new £250 million public transport system.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 5 July 2012

Type: Press release

Transport statistics

Statistical release of figures to do with rail passenger numbers, port freight and driver and rider tests.

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Shipping

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 5 July 2012

Type: Press release

Port freight statistics: quarter 1 2012

This publication presents provisional summary statistics on freight handled by major UK ports, updated quarterly.

Statistics topic: Freight domestic, Freight international, Maritime

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 5 July 2012

Series: PortsType: Release

Driver and rider tests and instructor statistics: supplementary tables (Annual 2011/2012)

This publication provides further detailed breakdowns of the number of car and motorcycle tests conducted in Great Britain in 2011/12. These tables are to compliment the ones released in June 2012. They provide breakdowns by age, gender and number of pass attempts.

Statistics topic: Cars, Drivers, Practical driving tests

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 5 July 2012

Series: Driving tests and instructorsType: Release

Rail passenger numbers and crowding on weekdays in major cities in England and Wales: 2011

This Statistical Release presents information from 2011 about rail passenger numbers on trains throughout the day in several major cities in England and Wales, as well as the levels of peak crowding.

Statistics topic: Commuting, Crowding, Passengers, Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 5 July 2012

Series: RailType: Release

Port freight statistics: 2011 annual (provisional)

This publication presents statistics on freight handled by UK sea ports. Key tables are updated provisionally in June, with a final update in September.

Statistics topic: Freight domestic, Freight international, Maritime

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 5 July 2012

Series: PortsType: Release

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Written statement by Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Vehicles

Delivered by:Mike Penning MP Date: 4 July 2012

Type: Written statement

New rail franchise to deliver smart card tickets and encourage investment in better stations

Invitation to Tender (ITT) on the Essex Thameside franchise.

Mode/topic: Rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 2 July 2012

Type: Press release

Essex Thameside franchise: Invitation to tender

This Invitation to Tender sets out the Essex Thameside proposition for which the Department is seeking bids.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 July 2012

Type: Invitation to tender

Letter to all English bus operators about Bus Service Operators Grant reform

This letter was written by the Department to all English bus operators about upcoming changes to the BSOG system.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 July 2012

Type: Correspondence

Licensing motorcycles as private hire vehicles

A guidance note to assist local licensing authorities who want to license motorcycles as private hire vehicles.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 July 2012

Type: Instructional

Reducing the Environmental Impacts of Ground Operations and Departing Aircraft An Industry Code of Practice

The Code of Practice gives advise on four operational techniques aimed at improving the environmental impacts of aircraft operations during the ground operations and departure phase of the flight.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 June 2012

Type: Report

DSA's annual report and accounts 2011-12

This report accounts for DSA’s performance over the financial year, including the extent to which it met its service standards and financial targets.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Transparency

Publisher: Driving Standards Agency Published date: 28 June 2012

Type: Annual Report

Four Non-Executive Directors appointed to HS2 Ltd

Appointment of four Non-Executive Directors to the Board of HS2 Ltd, completing a recruitment process which started in January 2012.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Type: Press release

A57 M1 to Todwick Crossroads improvement given final go-ahead

Work on a new £14 million dual carriageway improvement on the A57 in Rotherham can now start, Local Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Type: Press release

£22 Million transport package for Ipswich gets go-ahead

Work on a new £22 million package of sustainable town centre transport measures in Ipswich has been given the go ahead by Transport Minister Norman Baker.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Type: Press release

Transport statistics

The Department for Transport has today published new transport statistics.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Type: Press release

Putting aviation red tape under the spotlight

Passengers and the aviation industry are being given the chance to cut red tape to make life easier for passengers and boost business.

Mode/topic: Aviation

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Type: Press release

Road lengths statistics in Great Britain: 2011

This statistical release presents estimates for road lengths in Great Britain in 2011.

Statistics topic: Major roads, Minor roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Series: Road lengthsType: Release

Free flow vehicle speeds in Great Britain: 2011

This statistical release presents statistics on the speed of traffic in free flowing conditions on roads in Great Britain during 2011.

Statistics topic: Speeds

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Series: SpeedsType: Release

Reported road casualties Great Britain: main results 2011

2011 statistics for personal injury accidents on public roads in Great Britain which became known to the police.

Statistics topic: Casualties, Road casualties

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Series: Road accidents and safetyType: Release

Driver and rider tests and instructor statistics: 2011-2012

This publication presents information on the number and pass rates of driving and riding tests conducted in Great Britain to 31st March 2012 (end of the 2011/12 financial year).

Statistics topic: Buses and coaches, Cars, Drivers, Driving instructors, Motorcycles, Practical driving tests, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Series: Driving tests and instructorsType: Release

Road traffic estimates: 2011

This statistical release presents road traffic estimates for Great Britain in 2011.

Statistics topic: Foreign registered vehicles, Major roads, Minor roads, Road traffic

Publisher: Department for Transport Date: 28 June 2012

Series: TrafficType: Release

Changes to railway ticket office opening hours

Provides a summary of the rules which apply when train operators propose changes to ticket office opening hours.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 June 2012

Type: Policy

National Railway Museum Dinner

Video speech by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, Crossrail, High speed rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 June 2012

Type: Video

Trees and Design Action Group

Video speech by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 June 2012

Type: Video

£266 million investment in local sustainable transport schemes

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 27 June 2012

Type: Written statement

£266M transport boost for green growth and infrastructure

Towns and cities across England are set to benefit from major transport schemes boosting green growth, Transport Minister Norman Baker announced today.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 27 June 2012

Type: Press release

Regulation of Aviation Security

Written statement by the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, Aviation safety, Security and resilience

Delivered by:The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP Date: 26 June 2012

Type: Written statement

Intercity East Coast franchise consultation launched

Passengers who travel between London and Scotland via the North East and Yorkshire are on track to get a host of improvements to their services.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 26 June 2012

Type: Press release

InterCity East Coast franchise consultation

Consultation to seek views from stakeholders on the minimum requirements the Government should set in the InterCity East Coast franchise specification.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 June 2012

Type: Formal written consultationStatus: Closed

Further Boost for Cycle Safety

Written statement by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Delivered by:Norman Baker MP Date: 26 June 2012

Type: Written statement

£15m boost to improve cycle accident hotspots

A further £15m funding to tackle dangerous junctions for cyclists across the country has been allocated by Norman Baker and Mike Penning.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 26 June 2012

Type: Press release

Tackling road works disruption in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex

New permit scheme that make utility firms reduce the disruption caused by their road works in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Essex.

Mode/topic: Roads

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 26 June 2012

Type: Press release

Warwick Parkway extension given go ahead

Commuters are to benefit from extra car parking spaces at Warwick Parkway station thanks to a £1m Government contribution.

Mode/topic: Roads, Parking

Published by:Department for Transport Date: 25 June 2012

Type: Press release