The Department for Transport website

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This website is aimed at everyone with an interest in transport. If transport forms part of your livelihood, if you're a teacher, a local authority worker or a member of the public looking for information about transport issues, this website is for you.

The purpose of the site is to:

  • Describe how the Department operates and explain the role of the Department in forming and implementing transport strategy and policy.
  • Encourage debate on the future of transport by making available white papers, transport studies, and research on topics such as climate change, congestion charging, and road building.
  • Provide policy information and guidance for road, rail, maritime, and air transport and for issues that are integral to these forms of travel, such as social inclusion, airport security, and sustainability.
  • Announce and provide access to transport consultations.
  • Support anyone requesting transport information in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
  • Provide transport related statistics to enable research into and accurate reporting of transport trends.

Finding information you need

You can find information on this website in several ways:

  • Enter a keyword or phrase into the search function at the top of each page.
  • Use our Advanced Search feature to refine your search.
  • Select a region from our interactive map for transport information where you live or work.
  • Choose an audience type most relevant to you from the 'Information for' section on the homepage.
  • Browse the A-Z index.
  • Use the site map.
  • View the most popular pages.

More help on finding the information you need on this website.

Frequently asked questions

1. Can I create a hyperlink to the Department for Transport website?

2. Where are your press releases?

3. Some pages have a 'published date', what does this mean?

4. I'm having trouble downloading some of your documents - can you help?

5. What items were published on the website recently?

Transport news and motoring advice

The Department for Transport website focuses primarily on providing information about transport policy, guidance, and research. For travel news and motoring advice try these websites:

Travel news

Transport Direct - door-to-door travel information for public transport (rail, air, and coach) and car journeys around Britain.

Transport for London - tube, bus, rail, and tram travel news, plus oyster card and congestion charging information.

National Rail Enquiries - timetables, fares, rail maps, and notifications of planned engineering works.

Traveline - regional travel information for bus, coach, and train journeys.

Motoring advice

Directgov - expert knowledge and advice on buying and selling a vehicle, taxing your vehicle, MOT, learning to drive, and more.

The Highway Code - road rules and advice.

Think! - information and resources on road safety.

Act on CO2 - reduce your vehicle CO2 emissions and save money too.

DVLA - the official website of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.