About us

The Department's aim is transport that works for everyone. This means a transport system which balances the needs of the economy, the environment and society.

The Department provides leadership across the transport sector to achieve its objectives, working with regional, local and private sector partners to deliver many of the services. This section contains information on the Department's aims and objectives, its organisational structure, and the responsibilities of the various affiliated agencies.

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI Act) came into force on 1 January 2005 and aims to make information held by public authorities more accessible to the public and allows individuals and companies to request a wide variety of material. The Freedom of Information section summarises our request handling procedures and information released in response to FOI requests.

Vision and priorities

Our vision is for a transport system that is an engine for economic growth but one that is also greener and safer and improves quality of life in our communities.

Spending Review

Information following the HM Treasury Spending Review.

20 October 2010

Transparency agenda

The Government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations.

Department for Transport and Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB) structure charts and organisational data

Department for Transport and Non Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB) structure charts and organisational data

Information charter

The Department with its Agencies holds personal data on the majority of the UK adult population.

How the Department works

This section contains information on how the Department is structured, the responsibilities of the affiliated agencies and the targets and objectives that have been determined by the Government.

Corporate publications

Links to annual reports, expenditure plans, and summary documents. This page also includes business plans and our departmental priorities.

Social responsibility

Information about the social responsibility policies and strategies in place in the Department.


Information about the various diversity policies and strategies in place at the DfT.


Information about the Department's recruitment policies and a list of current vacancies.


This section contains all the information you need to find out about the procurement process at the Department.

Transport strategy

This section contains information on departmental strategy. It includes white papers and overarching strategy documents.

Europe, International and better regulation

The Department is involved in a wide range of EU and International work covering issues from transport safety and security through to emissions from international transport.

Transport links

A list of other informative web sites belonging to the Department and its agencies.

14 February 2004
Last update:
28 April 2009

Accident investigation

Roles and responsibilities of the boards charged with the investigation of accidents and serious incidents.

19 September 2003

Help us to put things right: our complaints procedure

This page explains how members of the public may make a complaint if they are dissatisfied with the Department's service delivery or administrative practices.

01 October 2002
Last update:
08 April 2010

Commercial Strategy

Details of the Department for Transport (DfT) commercial vision.

18 May 2010
Last update:
23 December 2010

Printed publications

Details of printed publications issued by the Department since May 2002.


Information relating to the Department's staffing.

How to get to our London offices

Details on how to get to our London offices.

For related documents, pages and internet links, see the column on the right.