Working with Local Authorities
Local Transport Newsletter
The regular Local Transport Newsletter aims to provide a helpful summary and overview of transport issues most relevant to local authorities, with signposts to further information.
DfT Policy Contacts
DfT email contacts by policy area.
- Buses and Concessionary Fares contacts
- Roads and Traffic Management contacts
- Sustainable Travel and Local Transport Plans contacts
Government Office Contacts
The nine Government Offices for each English Region work closely with local authorities to determine funding for local transport measures, and to monitor progress in the delivery of Local Transport Plans. They are also responsible for approving and finalising Regional Transport Strategies. In London, much of the transport responsibility has been passed to the Mayor and the Greater London Authority, who produce London’s regional transport strategy along with Transport for London (TfL) and allocate funds to London Boroughs for their Local Implementation Plans. The Government Office for London is responsible for funding the Mayor and TfL and a number of other statutory functions. Web links and contact details for each of the Government Office Transport Teams are as follows:
Government Office for the East Midland
Government Office for the East of England
Government Office for London
Government Office for the North East
Government Office for the North West
Government Office for the South East
Government Office for the South West
Government Office for the West Midlands
Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber
The Department’s Regional and Local Policy and Research pages provide links to key strategy documents and research articles, including recent research conducted by AECOM aimed at improving DfT’s engagement with local authorities.