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Airports Commission

The Commission’s role will be to identify and evaluate how any need for additional capacity should be met in the short, medium and long term.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 November 2012

Type: Instructional

National standard for cycle training outcomesBikeability

National Standard Outcomes for instructors, instructor trainers and levels.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 November 2012

Type: Instructional

The Laidlaw Inquiry into the InterCity West Coast Franchise - Interim report

The interim report of the independent inquiry in the department’s handling of the franchise process for the Intercity West Coast (ICWC) franchise.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 October 2012

Type: Report

Consent Letter - under section 24 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1853

This letter gives consent to the mortgaging or charging of dues on ships under section 24 of the Merchant Shipping Act 1853.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 October 2012

Type: Decision letter

Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford improvements) Secretary of State's decision letter

This decision letter announces the Secretary of State’s decision on the Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford improvements) order.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 October 2012

Type: Decision letter

Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford improvements) order: second addendum inspector's report

The second addendum inspector’s report regarding the Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford Improvements) order.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 October 2012

Type: Report

High Speed Two: Property and Compensation for London - West Midlands video

Video giving information about the High Speed Two property and compensation for London – West Midlands residents.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 October 2012

Type: Video

Traffic Commissioners' annual report 2011 to 2012

Annual report concerning the activities of Traffic Commissioners over the year 2011 to 2012.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 October 2012

Type: Annual Report

Responding to Local Needs to Improve Outcomes

Video speech to National Highways and Transport Network Annual Conference, Tuesday 8 October 2012 given by Norman Baker MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for transport.

Mode/topic: Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 October 2012

Type: Video

Sunderland Strategic Transport Corridor - New Wear Bridge

The decision letter conveys the Secretary of State’s decision on The Sunderland City Council’s Bridge Schemes, Side Roads Orders and Compulsory Purchase Orders.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 October 2012

Type: Report

Marine Navigation (No.2) Bill Impact assessment

Impact assessment for the Marine Navigation (No.2) Bill, a private member’s bill promoted by Sheryll Murray MP to reduce burdens on the ports and shipping industry and improve maritime safety.

Mode/topic: Shipping

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 October 2012

Type: Instructional

Bus Service Operator's Grant information packs

Information packs for commercial bus operators detailing the eligibility criteria for claiming the grant.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 October 2012

Type: Instructional

A5/M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass

The Secretaries’ of State interim decision letter on Highways Orders following local inquiry and the inspector’s report on the A5-M1 Link Dunstable Northern Bypass.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 October 2012

Type: Report

Security requirements for moving dangerous goods by road and rail

Requirements and guidance for businesses involved in the carriage of dangerous goods.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 October 2012

Type: Instructional

Trans-European Network: Transport (TEN-T) programme

The Trans European Network – Transport (TEN-T) Programme exists to support the development of the single market by providing funding for transport infrastructure projects on a set of defined networks.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 October 2012

Type: Instructional

Letter from the Secretary of State to Sam LaidlawInterCity West Coast franchise decision

Letter from the Secretary of State for Transport to Sam Laidlaw about the decision to cancel the competition for the InterCity West Coast franchise.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 October 2012

Type: Correspondence

Letter from the Secretary of State to Richard BrownInterCity West Coast franchise decision

Letter from the Secretary of State for Transport to Richard Brown about the decision to cancel the competition for the InterCity West Coast franchise.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 October 2012

Type: Correspondence

Rail passenger miles

Latest quarterly data on rail passenger miles.

Mode/topic: Rail, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 October 2012

Type: Dataset

Bus passenger journeys

Latest quarterly data on bus passenger journeys in England.

Mode/topic: Roads, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 October 2012

Type: Dataset

Think! Cyclist campaign

Road Safety Minister Stephen Hammond discusses the launch of the new THINK CYCLIST campaign. The campaign calls on drivers and cyclists to stay safe this autumn by looking out for each other.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 October 2012

Type: Video

DIADEM software

DIADEM (Dynamic Integrated Assignment and DEmand Modelling) is software designed to enable practitioners to easily set up variable demand models.

Mode/topic: Roads, Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 October 2012

Type: Instructional

INCA user manuals and downloads

INCA has three user manuals available to download.

Mode/topic: Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 October 2012

Type: User information

Draft guidance notes relating to Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010 concerns the rights of passengers when travelling by sea and inland waterways

These seven guidance documents are intended to provide general information provisions within Regulation (EU) No. 1177/2010.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Passenger, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 5 October 2012

Type: Instructional

Operation of Traffic Signals during Low Demand Periods

This report presents the outcome of the research commissioned by the Department on options for signalling in periods of low demand.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 October 2012

Type: Research report

Guide to Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) Scheme

This guide outlines the criteria and processes in place for applying for support from the Mode Shift Revenue Support (MSRS) scheme.

Mode/topic: Rail, Shipping, Freight

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 October 2012

Type: Instructional

Contrails / Chemtrails - Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions concerning contrails and ‘chemtrails’.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 October 2012

Type: FAQ

Decision letter - Hayle Harbour Authority

This decision letter conveys the Secretary of State’s decision on the Hayle Harbour Authority application.

Mode/topic: Shipping

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2012

Type: Decision letter

THINK CYCLIST

THINK CYCLIST is a new campaign to help reduce the number of pedal cyclists killed and seriously injured on the roads.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2012

Type: Promotional

Electric vehicle event, Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk

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

Mode/topic: Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2012

Type: Video

Smart Cities Expo 2012 Transport, Technology and the City of the Future

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2012

Type: Video

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

Traffic Management Techniques for Cyclists

Reports describes the outcomes of a study that investigated common techniques for cyclist provision at traffic signals.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Research report

Business continuity management policy

This Policy is a key part of the Department’s internal control framework and specifically covers its approach to Business Continuity Management (BCM).

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Policy

The Bexhill to Hastings Link RoadLocal authority orders decision letter and inspector report

Decision letter and inspector report for the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 September 2012

Type: Report

North West Biofuels Network

Transport Minister Norman Baker MP gave a video speech to an event staged by the North West Biofuel Network in August 2012.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 September 2012

Type: Video

Investing in Future Transport Conference, London City Hall

Speech by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport (Norman Baker) to delegates attending the Investing In Future Transport Conference, held at London City Hall.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 September 2012

Type: Video

Surveyor Magazine Cold Comfort Conference 2012

Transport Minister Norman Baker gave a video address to the Surveyor Winter Conference and Exhibition.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 September 2012

Type: Video

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

Greater Anglia Franchise Specific Agreement

Franchise agreements for Greater Anglia.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 September 2012

Type: Public notice

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

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

Shared UseLocal Transport Note 1/12

This Local Transport Note provides advice on the planning, design and provision of shared use routes for pedestrians and cyclists.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 September 2012

Type: Instructional

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

Simon Lydiard - SME Champion

Simon Lydiard is the Department’s SME Champion and Head of Corporate Procurement.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 September 2012

Type: Article

Accessibility planning policy: Evaluation and future directions

This document is an evaluation of the processes and impacts of Accessibility Planning Policy.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 September 2012

Type: Report

Draft Intercity Express Programme Train layouts

Draft layouts of trains and carriages for the Intercity Express Programme.

Mode/topic: Rail, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 August 2012

Type: Instructional

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

Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) (Revocation) Byelaws 2012 Decision letter and copy of confirmed byelaws

This document consists of a decision letter and copy of confirmed Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) (Revocation) Byelaws 2012.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Legislation, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 August 2012

Type: Decision letter

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

Bus and coach security recommended best practice

Security guidance for operators of buses and coaches, bus stations and depots.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport, Road transport, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 August 2012

Type: Instructional

Security in Design of Stations (SIDOS) Guide

A guidance documenton how to design physical security for new and major redevelopment railway stations.

Mode/topic: Rail, Public transport, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 August 2012

Type: Instructional

The extent to which airlines’ interests are aligned with those of passengers

This report concerns the extent to which airlines’ interests are aligned with those of passengers.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 July 2012

Type: Report

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

Web chat moderation policy

Departmental policy regarding web chat moderation.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 July 2012

Type: Policy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RVAR Exemption orders: Decision tree

This is used for determining how an Order made under the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Exemption Orders (Parliamentary Procedures) Regulations 2008 is resolved.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 July 2012

Type: Reference

List of RVAR Exemption orders

Contents Exemption Orders for Heavy Rail Vehicles Exemption Orders for Light Rail Vehicles Current Exemption Applications Recent exemption application outcomes Exemption Orders for Heavy Rail Vehicles The introduction of new European legislation in 2008 means that heavy rail vehicles (trains used on Network Rail infrastructure) are no longer subject to the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations…

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 July 2012

Type: Reference

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

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

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, 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

Alternatives to Travel in the Public Sector

Documents concerning alternatives to travel in the public sector.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 June 2012

Type: Research report

People with severe temporary impairments

An advice note to local authorities.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 June 2012

Type: Circular

Heathrow’s new Olympic Terminal opens

Aviation Minister Theresa Villiers attends the opening of Heathrow’s dedicated Olympics terminal.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, London 2012

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 June 2012

Type: Video

DfT’s Partnership with the Overseas TerritoriesAn update: May, 2012

As part of HMG’s White Paper on the Overseas Territories (OTs) due to be published (June,2012), Department for Transport is publishing it’s own paper to strengthen its relationship with these Overseas Territories.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Airport, Aviation safety, International aviation, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 June 2012

Type: Report

Closed vehicle - Interpretation

This guidance note should not be taken as a complete or definitive statement of the law. It is not intended as a substitute for detailed legal or other professional advice based on specific circumstances. The Department for Transport accepts no liability for any loss or damage caused by reliance on the contents of this guidance note.

Mode/topic: Roads, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 June 2012

Type: Instructional

Motorists Forum terms of reference and meeting minutes

Minutes and terms of reference for the Motorists’ Forum.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 June 2012

Type: Minutes

Port of London - Thames Byelaws 2012 decision letter

Decision letter conveying and explaining the Secretary of State’s decision to confirm the Thames Byelaws.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 June 2012

Type: Decision letter

Harbours Act 1964 application for the proposed Poole Harbour Revision Order

Decision letter conveying and explaining the decision to make the Poole Harbour Revision Order.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 June 2012

Type: Decision letter

United Kingdom forward programme of possible bilateral air services talks

This document contains details of the forward programme of possible bilateral air services talks.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 June 2012

Type: Instructional

The Humber Bridge Board (Membership) Order 2012Statutory Instruments: 2012 No. 1392

This Order makes changes to the Humber Bridge Board (“the Board”).

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 May 2012

Type: Public notice

Application to alter the constitution of the Humber Bridge Board: decision letter

Decision letter concerning alteration of the constitution of the Humber Bridge Board.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 May 2012

Type: Decision letter

First Economics City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal Grant advice

Publication concerning First Economics City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal Grant advice.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 May 2012

Type: Reference

Roads Reform - A Fresh Start for the the Strategic Road Network: The Government Response and Feasibility Study Terms of Reference

The Government’s response to Alan Cook’s independent review.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2012

Type: Report

Harbours Act 1964 - Decision on Section 31 Objections to 2010 and 2011 Harbour Dues Charged by Dover Harbour Board

Decision letters conveying and explaining the Minister’s decision in relation to the harbour dues charged by Dover Harbour Board for the years 2010 and 2011.

Mode/topic: Shipping

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 May 2012

Type: Decision letter

Area-wide Authorisations and Special Directions Guidance Note

This guidance note provides plain-English commentary on the appropriate use of a series of non-prescribed traffic signs authorisations and Special Directions issued to each traffic authority in England, as part of the Traffic Signs Policy Review.

Mode/topic: Roads, Traffic signs

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 May 2012

Type: Instructional

Letters from the Secretary of State to respondents and the CAA about removing the mandatory Competition Commission references

These letters from the Secretary of State to consultee respondents and the CAA concern removing mandatory Competition Commission references.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 May 2012

Type: Correspondence

Low Cost Electrification for Branch Lines

The Low Cost Electrification for Branch Lines report which has been prepared as a result of work undertaken for the Department for Transport (DfT) Research Project: Low-Cost Electrification.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 May 2012

Type: Report

Tonnage Tax Guidance: Application and reporting requirementsHow to apply for and operate a tonnage tax training commitment

This pack explains how to fill out the forms for CTC and EPA and operate a tonnage tax training commitment.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 May 2012

Type: Instructional

Further correspondence, enclosing FAQs, on securing an exemption from the requirement of certain security staff to obtain a SIA licence

Further correspondence concerning securing an exemption from the requirement of certain avaition security staff to obtain a SIA licence.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 May 2012

Type: Correspondence

Drug driving expert panel: terms of reference and membership

Downloads containing details of the terms of reference and membership for a new drug driving expert panel.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 May 2012

Type: Reference

FAQs - Drug driving offence and drug screening devices

Frequently asked questions concerning the new drug driving offence and drug screening devices.

Mode/topic: Roads, Rail safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 May 2012

Type: FAQ

Summary of 2011/12 concessionary travel appeal determinations

The outcome of applications lodged by operators for reimbursement claims in 2011/12.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 May 2012

Type: Report

National Standard for Cycle Training: Instructor trainer qualification

The full course structure and content for the National Standard for Cycle Training instructor trainer qualification.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 April 2012

Type: Reference

National Standard for Cycle Training: Assistant instructor qualification

The full course structure and content for the National Cycle Training Standard Assistant Instructor Qualification.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 April 2012

Type: Reference

National Standard for Cycle Training: Instructor qualification

The full course structure and content for the National Cycle Training Standard Instructor Qualification.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 April 2012

Type: Reference

THINK! motorcycle road safety campaign evaluation: 'Named Rider' summer 2011 campaign

Report summarising pre and post campaign evaluation research carried out in summer 2011, to evaluate the second burst of the THINK BIKER ‘Named Rider’ campaign activity.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 April 2012

Type: Article

Travelwise Conference

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

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 April 2012

Type: Video

Investigating the potential health benefits of increasing cycling in the Cycling City and Towns

Analysis of the CCT Evaluation Baseline Survey results.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 April 2012

Type: Research report

Minutes of the Nautical and Offshore Renewable Energy Liaison Group meetings

Minutes of meetings from the Nautical and Offshore Renewable Energy Liaison (NOREL) Group.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 April 2012

Type: Minutes

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods: Approved Derogations and Transitional Provisions

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods: Approved Derogations and Transitional Provisions is a legally binding document setting out the circumstances under which particular types of carriage or carriage in particular circumstances are exempt in the UK from requirements and prohibitions relating to the carriage of dangerous goods.

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 April 2012

Type: Policy

Luton Town Centre Transportation Scheme Local authority orders decision letter

This Decision Letter conveys the Secretary of State’s decision on Luton Borough Council’s Town Centre Transportation Scheme Compulsory Purchase Order 2009.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Decision letter

Luton Town Centre Transportation SchemeLocal authority orders public enquiry inspector's report

Report written by the Inspector who held Inquiries into the objections to Luton Borough Council’s Town Centre Transportation Scheme Compulsory Purchase Order.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

Revisiting the elasticity based framework: rail trends report

In October 2008, Arup and Oxera were appointed by the Department for Transport to undertake the study, Rail Passenger Demand Forecasting: Revisiting the Elasticity-Based Framework.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

Comparing rail forecasting approaches

This In-House Analytical Consultancy report is part of a programme of work to evaluate the ‘Revisiting’ study.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

Revisiting the elasticity based framework - update

This document reports on the work to update the data and outputs from the “Revisiting the Elasticity Based Framework” (RTEBF) project.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

High speed rail: Supplementary analysis of consultation responses

The Department has commissioned supplementary analysis of the HS2 consultation responses from its In House Analytical Consultancy.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

Strategy Unit paper - review of the value of time assumptions for business travellers on HS2

To support DfT’s scrutiny of the economic case for HS2, the Strategy Unit has been asked to provide an assessment of the latest evidence on the valuation of business travel time savings.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Research report

ITS Leeds peer review - review of the value of time assumptions for business travellers on HS2

The Institute of Transport Studies produced this peer review of a departmental paper reviewing the value of time assumptions for business travellers on HS2.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

Value of working time and travel time savings - long term implications report

Commissioned report by the Department for Transport (DfT) to undertake a detailed study of the Productive Use of Rail Travel Time and Work Value of Travel Time Saving.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Research report

Productive use of rail travel time and the valuation of travel time savings for business travellers - final report

Commissioned by the Department, this report concerns productive use of rail travel time and the valuation of travel time savings for business travellers.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 April 2012

Type: Report

Potholes Review - Prevention and a better cure

Final report of the review into the pothole problem.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 April 2012

Type: Report

Civil Aviation (Air Travel Organisers' Licensing) Regulations 2012

The new ATOL regulations were laid before Parliament on the 4th April and will come into force on the 30th April 2012.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 April 2012

Type: Instructional

Equality objectives

Equality Objectives which DfT is legally required, as a Public Body to publish by 6 April 2012.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 April 2012

Type: Instructional

DfT rail franchising timetableAs at 1 July 2012

A summary of the end dates of current rail franchises as at 1 July 2012.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 April 2012

Type: Reference

Motorcycle manoeuvres review: the feasibility and safety implications - phase 1

A study assessing the feasibility and safety of carrying out a revised set of manoeuvres for the motorcycle test.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 April 2012

Type: Research report

Update on the Motorcycle Test Review

Update on the Motorcycle Test Review which has been considering alternative ways of providing a motorcycle test.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 April 2012

Type: Public notice

Carbon calculator

Biofuels carbon calculator.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 April 2012

Type: Instructional

BSOG payments to English operators up to 31st March 2012

Bus Service Operator Grants paid to English bus operators up to 31st March 2012.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 April 2012

Type: Reference

How changes to BSOG rates will affect quarterly payments in 2012Letter to all bus operators

Letter to all bus operators – How changes to BSOG rates will affect quarterly payments in 2012

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 April 2012

Type: Correspondence

Secretaries’ of State decision letter on A453 ImprovementDecision letter and inspector's report

Decision letter and inspector’s report concerning A453 Improvements.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 March 2012

Type: Decision letter

Plug-In Van Grant launch

Information about the Plug-In Van Grant and people’s reactions to the launch at County Hall, London.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 March 2012

Type: Video

RTFO Supplier Sustainability Reports

Obligated fossil fuel suppliers and biofuel suppliers supplying more than 450,000 litres of fuel for use in road transport in the UK were required to submit reports on the sustainability of their biofuels for the period 2010/11.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 March 2012

Type: Report

Cattle grids and by-passes within Epping ForestLocal authority orders public inquiry inspector's report

Inspector’s report concerning an inquiry into objections to and representations about cattle grid and by-pass proposals.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 March 2012

Type: Report

Cattle grids and by-passes within Epping ForestLocal authority orders decision letter

Decision letter regarding cattle grids and by-passes within Epping Forest at Wake Road, Cross Roads, Rangers Road and Forest Side.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 March 2012

Type: Decision letter

Exclusions from the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011

Approved list of exclusions from the scope of the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 March 2012

Type: Reference

Protocol - The Role of Air, Marine and Rail Accident Investigation Branches and their relationship with the Department for Transport

Protocol of work for the three Accident Investigation Branches (AIBs).

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Shipping

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Night Flying Restrictions at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports

Background information regarding the decision to extend the existing night noise regime at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted for two years.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Green Light for Better Buses

‘A Green Light for Better Buses’ sets out a series of reforms to improve local bus subsidy and regulation in England.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 March 2012

Type: Policy

Aviation security - securing an exemption from SIA licensing

Correspondence about securing an exception from the requirement of some security staff to obtain SIA licensing.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 March 2012

Type: Correspondence

Cambridgeshire County Council (Huntingdon West of Town Centre Link)Local authority orders decision letter

Decision letter concerning Cambridgeshire County Council’s Huntingdon West of Town Centre Link.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 March 2012

Type: Decision letter

Cambridgeshire County Council (Huntingdon West of Town Centre Link)Local authority orders public inquiry inspectors report

Inspector’s report concerning inquiries into the objections to Cambridgeshire County Council’s (Huntingdon West of Town Centre Link) Highway Scheme.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 March 2012

Type: Report

Transport for Greater Manchester: light rapid transit systemOldham Mumps modification order decision letter

The order will give Transport for Greater Manchester statutory authority for the continuation, maintenance and operation of a 130 metre segregated tramway at Mumps in Oldham

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 March 2012

Type: Decision letter

Longer semi-trailers: FAQs

Answers to frequent questions relating to the trial of longer semi-trailers.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Capability Action Plan

Capability Review of the Department for Transport for 2011-2012.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 March 2012

Type: Report

Guidance on Road Classification and the Primary Route Network

The classification of Britain’s roads dates back to the 1920s, when it had become clear that it was necessary to have a system to help motorists identify good routes for driving. In the 1960s, the existing system was overhauled to help deal with an age of mass-motoring.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Street Works (Charges for Unreasonably Prolonged Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2011Impact Assessment (IA)

Impact assessment on Street works (Charges for Unreasonably Prolonged Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2011

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Climate Week

The Department is investing in solutions that will mitigate the climate change impacts from transport.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 March 2012

Type: Video

SME Case studies

Three examples of the range of services SMEs provide to DfT

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Reforming our railwaysPutting the customer first

The Command Paper sets out the Government’s vision for the railways, alongside the policies that are needed to realise that vision.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 March 2012

Type: Command paper

Ultra Low Emission Vans study

This report investigates the market potential for ultra-low emission technologies, such as all-electric and fuel-cells, in commerical vans (<3.5 tGVW).

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 March 2012

Type: Research report

The Traffic Signs (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations and General Directions 2011Traffic Advisory Leaflet 1/12

Since the introduction of TSRGD 2002, new signs have been developed in response to the changing needs of traffic authorities, and the requirements of other initiatives. It is mostly those signs that have been routinely authorised that have been prescribed by these Amendment Regulations.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Civil Aviation Bill - Aviation security brief

This brief has been developed as a background brief to the Civil Aviation Bill aviation security provisions for MPs and stakeholders.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 March 2012

Type: Briefing Note

Communications: Purpose and Practice

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

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 March 2012

Type: Video

Linking places fund

The Community Linking Places Fund and is primarily for improvements to cycling and walking.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Street works records

There is a requirement for statutory undertakers to keep up to date records of the location of their apparatus located in the street. The records must also show what kind of apparatus it is, and must be available for inspection at all reasonable hours, and free of charge, to anyone with a legitimate interest in seeing them.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 March 2012

Type: Instructional

Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs on the road - some guidance for users

The Government is committed to helping people who have mobility difficulties to get around. This is so that people can remain active members of the community and maintain their independence.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 March 2012

Type: Instructional

A57 - M1 to Todwick CrossroadsLocal authority orders decision letter

A letter by the Secretary of State giving her views on the inspector’s recommendations for the proposed works on A57 – M1 to Todwick Crossroads

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 February 2012

Type: Decision letter

A57 - M1 to Todwick CrossroadsLocal authority orders public inquiry inspectors report

Local authority orders public inquiry inspectors report on the proposed works on A57 – M1 to Todwick Crossroads

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 February 2012

Type: Report

Complying with the Equality Duty

This information provides a update on the progress the Department has made in meeting its commitments under the general Equality Duty.

Mode/topic: Access for disabled people, Public transport, Social inclusion, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 February 2012

Type: Instructional

How we buyDepartment for Transport procurement process

Department for Transport procurement process.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 February 2012

Type: Policy

DfT procurement policy

This page has further information about the Department’s procurement policy, EU public procurement law and procurement ethics.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 February 2012

Type: Policy

Main changes to the Civil Aviation Bill

Main changes made to the Civil Aviation Bill between publication of the draft Bill in November 2011 and introduction on the 19 January 2012.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 February 2012

Type: Instructional

The Government extends its commitment to HMEP

Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council, Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association and David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council welcome the Government’s long-term commitment to the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP).

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

HMEP looks at collaborative working and the issue of sovereignty

Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council, Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association and David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council discuss how collaboration between local highway authorities does not mean a loss of sovereignty.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

HMEP looks at collaborative working and the cultural challenge

David Hodge, leader of Surrey County Council, Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council and Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association discuss how collaboration between local highway authorities can deliver efficiencies in highways maintenance, and look at the example of the South East 7 (SE7).

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

Why the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) was set up

Andrew Smith OBE, Chief Executive of Hampshire County Council and Philip Hoare, Chair of the Highways Term Maintenance Association explain some of the reasons why the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) was established.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Video

Airport Charges Regulations Policy on the designation and de-designation of airports with more than 5 million passengers

The document details the procedure and criteria to be used when deciding whether designation is warranted for the purposes of section 40 of the Airports Act 1986 (on the basis of a market power examination by the CAA) in accordance with section 40A(2) of that Act.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 February 2012

Type: Policy

Equality monitoring annual summary 2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 February 2012

Type: Dataset

Devolving local major transport schemesImpact Assessment (IA)

A full regulatory impact assessment for: Devolving local major transport schemes

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 February 2012

Type: Instructional

Transport Solutions for Older PeopleInformation Resource for Local Authorities

Transport Solutions for Older People is an information resource for local authorities. It aims to signpost transport planners to existing resources, information and practices, with examples of tailored solutions around the country.

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 February 2012

Type: Report

The Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford Improvements)Secretary of State's minded views decision letter

Announcing the Secretary of State’s minded views decision on the Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford Improvements) Order.

Mode/topic: Rail, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 February 2012

Type: Decision letter

An Evaluation of the 'Travelling to School Initiative' Programme

This is the report of the final evaluation of the joint DfE/DfT Travelling to School Initiative that was launched in 2003, with the aim of reducing car use for the journey to school and allowing more children to take regular exercise.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 February 2012

Type: Report

Fees for HGV and PSV testing and operator licensing - 2012/13Impact Assessments

Impact assessments of changes for 2012/13 to fees collected by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) for HGV and PSV testing and operator licensing. Fees for Reduced Pollution Certificates are also affected by the changes in these impact assessments.

Mode/topic: Roads, Appraisal and evaluation, Freight, Legislation, Road safety, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 February 2012

Type: Instructional

Step Change

The Government is aiming to positively change its travel by 50% during the Olympics to help manage demand on the capital’s transport system. The Department is at the forefront of this initiative.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, London 2012, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 February 2012

Type: Video

The London cable car order Decision letter

The Order will give Docklands Light Railway Limited legal powers and protections relating to the operation of the cable car system currently being constructed between the Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Victoria Dock.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 February 2012

Type: Decision letter

Cycling England Cycling City and Towns end of programme reports

Summaries of all outputs and delivery costs of the Cycling City and Towns Programme.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 February 2012

Type: Report

Reforming the Air Travel Organisers' Licensing (ATOL) schemeImpact Assessment (IA)

The final impact assessment for reforms to the Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing (ATOL) scheme.

Mode/topic: Aviation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 February 2012

Type: Instructional

Operation StepChange FAQs

Operation StepChange FAQs: What are we doing and why we’re doing it.

Mode/topic: London 2012

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 February 2012

Type: FAQ

THINK! Motorcycling

Information about THINK! motorcycling campaign.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 February 2012

Type: Instructional

Aviation industry notifications

Aviation industry notifications

Mode/topic: Aviation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 February 2012

Type: Standard

GCO recruitment brochure

Legal careers recruitment brochure

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Traffic orders - deregulating publicity requirementsImpact Assessment (IA)

A full regulatory impact assessment for – Traffic orders: simplifying the process

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Cattle-grids and by-passes in the Chagford areaDecision letters

This letter conveys the Secretary of State’s decision to Devon County Council on cattle grids proposed in the Chagford area, following a public inquiry held in December 2007.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 January 2012

Type: Decision letter

Cattle-grids and by-passes in the Chagford areaInspectors reoprt

An Inspector’s Report in to the proposal to install cattle-grids in the Chagford Area, Devon.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 January 2012

Type: Report

DfT’s compliance with the Equality Duty

The Equality Act 2010 contains a new integrated public sector Equality Duty, which came into force on 5 April 2011.

Mode/topic: Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 January 2012

Type: Instructional

National Policy Statement for Ports

Document setting out the future planning framework for ports development.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 January 2012

Type: Instructional

The Street Works (Charges for Occupation of the Highway) (England) Regulations 2012

Street works (i.e. works by utility companies and others with apparatus in the street) are a significant cause of delay and disruption.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Lane rental schemesGuidance to English local highway authorities

Guidance to English local highway authorities who wish to develop proposals to operate lane rental schemes in England

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 January 2012

Type: Instructional

DfT staff survey 2011

Results of the 2011 Department for Transport staff survey including and excluding figures with executive agencies.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Road Transport Forecasts 2011: Results from the Department for Transport's National Transport Model

Information on Road Transport Forecasts including 2011

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Updated Vehicle Emission Curves for use in the National Transport Model

An updated Vehicle Emission Curves for use in the National Transport Model that are consistent with the latest speed-related emission and fuel consumption equations for each of the different vehicle classifications.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Shrewsbury (Kingsland) bridge toll reviewToll order decision letter

The decision letter allows the Shrewsbury & (Kingsland) Bridge Company to raise toll charges

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 January 2012

Type: Decision letter

Shrewsbury (Kingsland) bridge toll reviewStatutory Instrument: 2011 - no. 71

The Order allows the Shrewsbury & (Kingsland) Bridge Company to raise toll charges.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 January 2012

Type: Public notice

River Tyne tunnels order: revision of tollsToll order decision letter

This Decision letter allows the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority to increase toll charges on the Tyne Tunnels.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 January 2012

Type: Decision letter

River Tyne tunnels order: revision of tollsStatutory Instruments: 2011 No. 2922

This Order allows the Tyne & Wear Integrated Transport Authority to increase toll charges on the Tyne Tunnels.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 January 2012

Type: Public notice

Report of the independent panel review on maritime training

An independent review into the ongoing need for Government support for training and skills development in the maritime industry.

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 January 2012

Type: Report

An independent review of the economic requirement for trained seafarers in the UK

An independent review into the ongoing need for Government support for training and skills development in the maritime industry.

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 January 2012

Type: Report

General Lighthouse Fund report and accountsYear ended 31 March 2011

General Lighthouse Fund report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2011

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 January 2012

Type: Annual Report

Vehicle safety standards information sheets

Guidance and research into the required standards for vehicle, safety, construction and use.

Mode/topic: Roads, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 January 2012

Type: Dataset

Impact assessment for the Civil Aviation Bill

The impact assessments to the Civil Aviation Bill as introduced to the House of Commons on 19 January 2012.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Dartmouth Kingswear floating bridge companyToll order decision letter

The decision letter issued by the Secretary of State for Transport following the application to revise the maximum goods weight limit on the current Toll Order following a change to the maximum weight limit.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 January 2012

Type: Decision letter

Dartmouth - Kingswear floating bridge company ltd - toll order application

Summary New bylaws following a change to the vehicle weight classification for lorries after the application to revise the largest goods weight limit on the current Toll Order following a change to the largest weight limit. Download the Statutory Instrument: 2011 No. 3076 S.I. 2011 No. 3076 (PDF – 56 KB) Toll order decision letter…

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 January 2012

Type: Policy

Plug-in Van Grant

The Plug-In Van Grant was launched on 21 February 2012 at an event at County Hall, London.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Addendum to the 2002 guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on environmental objectives relating to the exercise of its air aviation functions

The DfT is publishing the attached interim technical addendum to the 2002 Guidance to the Civil Aviation Authority on environmental objectives relating to the exercise of its air navigation functions.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Loughborough inner relief road & Epinal Way classified roadLocal authority orders decision letter

A letter on behalf of the Secretary of State giving her views on the inspector’s recommendations.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 January 2012

Type: Decision letter

Loughborough inner relief road & Epinal Way classified roadLocal authority orders public inquiry inspectors report

Local authority orders public inquiry inspectors report for Loughborough inner relief road & Epinal Way classified road.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 January 2012

Type: Report

Longer semi-trailers: operators undertaking

Operators’ undertaking to comply with terms and conditions of longer semi-trailer trial

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Clarification questions Relating to the Essex Thameside, Great Western and Thameslink franchises

Summary of applicants’ clarification questions and DfT responses relating to the Essex Thameside, Great Western and Thameslink franchises

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 January 2012

Type: Discussion forum

High speed rail: Investing in Britain's future - the Government's decisions

Summary of the Government’s decision to develop a new national high speed rail network.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Review of HS2 London to West Midlands appraisal of sustainabilityA report to Government by HS2 Ltd

A review by HS2 Ltd of high speed rail consultation responses regarding the appraisal of sustainability. It includes consideration of comments on the environment, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, and species and habitats.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Do you think you are affected by the HS2 route?

The Department has written to all owners of properties that are very close to the proposed line of the route to inform them of the Government’s decision, and the potential need to compulsorily purchase their property.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Review of property issues

A review by the Department for Transport of the property concerns raised during the consultation on high speed rail and the Government’s policies to minimise blight and support communities.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Summary of effects of HS2 London to West Midlands route refinementsA report to Government by HS2 Ltd

A report by HS2 Ltd focusing on the engineering, sustainability and cost effects of the changes made to the London to West Midlands route in response to issues raised in consultation.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Review of HS2 London to West Midlands route selection and speedA report to Government by HS2 Ltd

A review by HS2 Ltd of its route selection process, and a number of route-related features, such as the maximum line speed, alternative route corridors, the location of stations and serving Heathrow Airport.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Review of possible refinements to the proposed HS2 London to West Midlands routeA report to Government by HS2 Ltd

A report by HS2 Ltd presenting its recommendations for line of route alignment changes to HS2 (London to West Midlands) in response to issues raised during consultation.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Review of strategic alternatives to High Speed TwoA report to Government by Network Rail

A report by Network Rail on proposals to upgrade the existing rail network as alternative strategies to HS2.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Economic case for HS2: Value for money statement

The Department for Transport’s assessment of the value for money of HS2.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

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

An independent report providing a summary of the responses to the Government’s consultation ‘High speed rail: Investing in Britain’s future’.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Review of the Government's strategy for a national high speed rail network

A review of the Government’s strategy for a national high speed rail network in light of responses to the ‘High speed rail: Investing in Britain’s future’ consultation.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

HS2 Ltd triennial review 2011

The approach to and findings of the triennial review of High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Review of the technical specification for high speed rail in the UKA report to Government by HS2 Ltd

A review by HS2 Ltd of the technical specification for HS2 in light of consultation responses.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

HS2 revised line of route maps

Maps reflecting the Government’s amendments to the HS2 London to West Midlands line of route.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Economic case for HS2: Updated appraisal of transport user benefits and wider economic benefitsA report to Government by HS2 Ltd

HS2 Ltd’s update to the ‘Economic case for HS2: The Y network and London-West Midlands’. It describes changes to forecasts of demand and the updated economic appraisal of HS2.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

High speed rail: Investing in Britain's future - decisions and next steps

The decisions reached by the Government in the light of the ‘High speed rail: Investing in Britain’s future’ consultation and an outline of the immediate next stages of the project.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Command paper

High speed rail strategic alternatives study: Update following consultation

A report by Atkins examining the case for conventional rail alternatives to HS2.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 January 2012

Type: Report

Administrative policy guidance for the Traffic Commissioners

This is guidance that detail how various administrative matters shall be handled by Traffic Commisssioners’

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Blue Badge Scheme - FAQS

Frequently asked questions about the Blue Badge Scheme.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 January 2012

Type: FAQ

The Blue Badge scheme: rights and responsibilities for organisations that have Blue Badges

Information on the rights and responsibilities for organisations that have implemented the Blue Badge scheme.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 January 2012

Type: Instructional

Transport appraisal tools

A suite of tools to enable the appraisal of transport policy and interventions.

Mode/topic: Rail, Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Changes to the Blue Badge Scheme

Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced that the Government is implementing major reforms to crack down on drivers who abuse the disabled parking system as part of the most comprehensive changes to the Blue Badge scheme for 40 years.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people, Parking

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 December 2011

Type: Video

Longer semi-trailers: outline of process steps

Information as to the process steps and proceedure for the trial of longer semi-trailers.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Request for declaration of commitments: ACC3Cargo inbound to the EU

New regulations come into force on 1 February 2012 and set out the requirements which need to be followed by air carriers wishing to bring cargo or mail into the European Union from a third country

Mode/topic: Aviation, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 December 2011

Type: Decision letter

Longer semi-trailers: guidance on the technical requirements

Additional information about the technical requirements of this trial

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 December 2011

Type: Instructional

The Low Carbon Vehicle Public Procurement Programme Support for low carbon vans

Funding of up to £1.7m is now available for any public fleet buyers to purchase a further 500 low carbon vans from the procurement framework.

Mode/topic: Roads, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Green bus fundRound 3

The Green Bus Fund is a fund, which is supporting bus companies and local authorities in England to help them buy new low carbon buses.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 December 2011

Type: Dataset

Great Western franchise 2013

Information regarding the Great Western franchise 2012.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 December 2011

Type: Invitation to tender

Thameslink franchise 2013

OJEU Notice, Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, Pre-Qualification Process Document and Franchise Letting Process Agreements (Incumbent and Non-Incumbent) relating to the reletting of the Essex Thameside Franchise in 2013.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 December 2011

Type: Invitation to tender

Essex Thameside franchise 2013

OJEU Notice, Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, Pre-Qualification Process Document and Franchise Letting Process Agreements (Incumbent and Non-Incumbent) relating to the reletting of the Essex Thameside Franchise in 2013.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 December 2011

Type: Invitation to tender

Certification of dedicated gas buses as low carbon emission busesGuidance for bus manufacturers

This guidance outlines the procedure which bus manufacturers must go through in order to have their dedicated gas buses tested to be certified as Low Carbon Emission Buses (LC EBs).

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Poole Harbour (Harbour Traffic Signals) (Poole Bridges) Byelaws

Decision letter on the application by the Poole Harbour Commissioners for the Secretary of State to confirm the Poole Harbour (Harbour Traffic Signals) (Poole Bridges) Byelaws

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management, Traffic signs

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 December 2011

Type: Decision letter

Discussion of some of the more eye-catching figures in Transport Statistics Great Britain 2011

Release of Transport Statistics Great Britain 2011.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Shipping

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 December 2011

Type: Video

European Directive on road safety managementGuidelines for competent authorities on the application of the directive

Guidelines for authorities on the application of the European Directive on Road Safety Management [2008/96/EC]

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Better bus areas fund

Bidding guidance and application form for local authorities wishing to apply for a grant under the better bus areas fund.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 December 2011

Type: Form

Local major transport schemesDevelopment pool update

The Government has today announced its decisions on 25 local major transport schemes across the country covering public transport, roads and mixed packages

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 December 2011

Type: Dataset

Potholes review: Progress report

Current progress report on the Potholes review, the final report of the review will be released in 2012.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 December 2011

Type: Research report

Red Tape Challenge - Rail sector

To help encourage economic growth, the Government has pledged to cut unnecessary red tape. Transport Minister Theresa Villiers hosted a Red Tape Challenge Stakeholder Summit and sector champions Graham Smith, Secretary, The Rail Delivery Group, and Anthony Smith, Chief Executive, passenger Focus urged the industry and passengers alike to contribute to the debate.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 December 2011

Type: Video

Senior Traffic Commissioner's statutory guidance and statutory directions

The Local Transport Act 2008 requires the Senior Traffic Commissioner to provide guidance and directions as to the way in which the traffic commissioners will approach the exercise of their statutory functions.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Public transport, Security and resilience, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 December 2011

Type: Instructional

River Tyne (tunnels) (modification) order decision letter

Decision to modify the River Tyne (Tunnels) Order 2005 so as to extend the date by which the Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority must set the toll for vehicles using the Tyne Tunnels during the concession period.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 December 2011

Type: Decision letter

DfT Transport Sector Transparency Board

Information on the DfT Transport Sector Transparency Board.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 December 2011

Type: Minutes

Biofuels speech

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

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Shipping, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 December 2011

Type: Video

Winter Resilience in transport: an assessment of the case for additional investment

Summary The previous Secretary of State for Transport commissioned a review by the Chief Economists and Scientists of DfT, DECC and DEFRA in 2011 to establish if there was a case for greater investment in measures to improve winter resilience. This report is the culmination of that review. Whilst it suggests that the balance of…

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Shipping, Appraisal and evaluation, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 December 2011

Type: Report

Road network policyThe response

Response to the government’s consultation about policy on roads classification, the primary route network and the strategic road network

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 December 2011

Type: Policy

Interim guidance to UK flagged shipping on the use of armed guards to defend against the threat of piracy in exceptional circumstances

Guidance to the owners of UK flagged ships on the use of armed guards to defend against the threat of piracy in exceptional circumstances.

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Guidance to UK flagged shipping on measures to counter piracy, armed robbery and other acts of violence against merchant shipping

The guidance aims to assist UK ship owners, companies, ship operators, masters and crews in understanding the risk of piracy, armed robbery and other acts of violence against ships.

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 December 2011

Type: Instructional

A guide to public inquiries

A guide written by Traffic Commissioners about formal hearings that they hold known as ‘public inquiries’. This guide explains what a public inquiry is, parties to a public inquiry, how a hearing is conducted and recorded, along with frequently asked questions.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 December 2011

Type: Instructional

A380 South Devon link road (Kingskerswell bypass) Local authority orders public inquiry inspectors report

Local authority orders public inquiry inspectors report for A380 South Devon link road (Kingskerswell bypass)

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 December 2011

Type: Report

A380 South Devon link road (Kingskerswell bypass) Local authority orders decision letter

A letter on behalf of the Secretary of State giving her views on the inspector’s recommendations.

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 December 2011

Type: Decision letter

Intelligent transport systems in the United KingdomInitial report

Report on Intelligent Transport Systems in the UK submitted by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) to the European Commission

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 December 2011

Type: Report

Impact Assessment - Blue Badge 2011 regulations

Regulatory Impact Assessment for The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

Mode/topic: Roads, Parking

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 December 2011

Type: Instructional

Equalities Impact Assessment - Blue Badge 2011 regulations

Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) for The Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) (Amendment) (No.2) Regulations 2011

Mode/topic: Roads, Parking

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 December 2011

Type: Equalities impact assessment

Market maturitySummary report

To inform work to produce updated aviation forecasts, DfT commissioned the University of Westminster to produce this report.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 November 2011

Type: Report

Air passenger market insight

Summary To help inform the Department’s understanding of how the air passenger market will develop in response to current issues the Department commissioned Mott MacDonald in exploring the following issues: The impact of the economic downturn on the airline industry The response of airlines and passengers to capacity constraints at UK airports The prospects for…

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 November 2011

Type: Report

Airport development – appraisal of sustainability

This report constitutes the scoping report for an appraisal of Sustainability (AoS) of policies relating to future airport development in England.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport, Appraisal and evaluation, Aviation safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 November 2011

Type: Report

Understanding the theory of international connectivity

This report offers an analysis of the theory of connectivity

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Airport, Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 November 2011

Type: Report

Air freight: economic and environmental drivers and impacts

This study was undertaken by Steer Davies Gleave. The main objective of the work was to consolidate and develop the Department’s understanding in three key areas

Mode/topic: Aviation, Air traffic, Freight

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 November 2011

Type: Report

High Speed Rail meetingNote of Secretary of State meeting with MPs, 21 November 2011

A transcript of the meeting between MP about high speed rail on the 21 November 2011

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Minutes

A1 Trunk road - Elkesley junctions improvementDecision letter

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

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Decision letter

Humber Bridge Review Ministerial letter to Humber area council leaders and the chair of the Humber Bridge Board

Letter from Justine Greening, Secretary of State for Transport, Norman Baker, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and Chloe Smith, Economic Secretary to the Treasury to the leaders of the Humber area local authorities and the chair of the Humber Bridge Board setting out the conclusions of the Humber Bridge Review.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Correspondence

Strategic rail freight interchange policy guidance

Guidance setting out Government policy for strategic rail freight interchange (SRFI) infrastructure.

Mode/topic: Rail, Freight

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Policy

Dover Terminal 2: Harbour revision order

Dover Harbour Board’s harbour revision order for the new Dover Terminal 2.

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Decision letter

Logistics Growth Review

The Logistics Growth Review presents a diverse package of measures that targets the key barriers to growth identified by the logistics industry and its users.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Shipping, Freight, Legislation, Local authorities, London 2012, Road management, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Policy

Local Major Transport Schemes - Development Pool update

The Government has announced its support for 20 local major transport schemes across the country covering public transport, roads, mixed packages and major maintenance schemes.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Report

A1 Trunk road - Elkesley junctions improvementInspector's report

A1 Elkesley Junctions Improvement including report and decsion letter

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 November 2011

Type: Decision letter

UK Search and Rescue Helicopter Service

The Department for Transport (DfT) has commenced the procurement process for UK Search and Rescue Helicopter Services by issuing a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU)

Mode/topic: Aviation, UK search and rescue

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 November 2011

Type: Contract

Avon longitudinal study of parents and children: Exposure to injury risk in the road environment and reported road traffic injuries in 16-year-oldsRoad safety web publication no. 22

This project explored the relationship between reported road traffic injuries and exposure to the road environment and a range of individual, family and environmental risk factors in adolescents aged 16 years

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 November 2011

Type: Research report

Infrastructure and cyclist safetyTRL report PPR 580

The Department for Transport commissioned TRL to conduct a literature review to consider the role of infrastructure in the causation and reduction of injuries to cyclists.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 November 2011

Type: Research report

Traffic Commissioners’ annual report 2010-11

Traffic Commissioners’ annual report 2010-11

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 November 2011

Type: Annual Report

A fresh start for the Strategic Road NetworkReport of Alan Cook’s independent review

Alan Cook’s independent review of the Government’s approach to operating, maintaining and enhancing the strategic roads network

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 November 2011

Type: Green paper

Draft Civil Aviation BillAn effective regulatory framework for aviation

This document presents for pre-legislative consideration a draft Bill to help implement the Government’s plans for modernising key elements of the regulatory framework for civil aviation.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 November 2011

Type: Command paper

Impact assessment for the Draft Civil Aviation BillAn effective regulatory framework for UK aviation

This document presents for pre-legislative consideration a draft Bill to help implement the Government’s plans for modernising key elements of the regulatory framework for civil aviation

Mode/topic: Air traffic, Airport, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Report of the Independent complaints assessor (ICA) for the executive agencies of the Department for Transport

This report summarises the complaints referred to him, the findings and recommendations of the Independent complaints assessor to the Secretary of State.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 November 2011

Type: Report

Maritime security guidance: tidal river Thames passenger services (vessels & piers)

Security guidance for all scheduled and chartered passenger vessel services on the Thames

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, Security and resilience, UK search and rescue, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Alternatives to travel: next steps

Summary of the Government’s next steps on alternatives to travel, following the Call for Evidence issued earlier in 2011.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Shipping, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 November 2011

Type: Policy

Proposed Chiltern Railways (Bicester to Oxford improvements) inspector's report

The inspector’s report and addendum report regarding the proposed Chiltern railways improvements.

Mode/topic: Rail, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 November 2011

Type: Report

Proposed Chiltern Railways: Bicester to Oxford improvements Secretary of State's views letter

A letter on behalf of the Secretary of State giving her views on the inspector’s recommendations.

Mode/topic: Rail, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 November 2011

Type: Decision letter

Accessible train and station design for disabled people

Accessible station design.

Mode/topic: Rail, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 16 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Department of Transport newsletter to local authority senior officers - November 2011

Newsletter to local authority senior officers for November 2011

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 November 2011

Type: Article

Changes to the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000Local Authority Circular (England)

Information on changes to the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (England) Regulations 2000

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 November 2011

Type: Circular

Red Tape Challenge Rail sector

The Red Tape Challenge initiative to simplfy and reduce uneccessary regulation and bureaucracy reaches the the rail sector. This video provides background information and explains how you can get involved and have your say.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 November 2011

Type: Video

Lorry parking study

A comprehensive study of the extent, capacity and use of lorry parking facilities in England

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Parking

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 10 November 2011

Type: Report

Quality AuditTraffic Advisory Leaflet 5/11

This leaflet gives advice on the use of Quality Audit (QA) in the street design process as outlined in Manual for Streets.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety, Traffic signs

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 November 2011

Type: Promotional

Behavioural insights toolkit

Behavioural insights are an important component of the Department for Transport’s vision 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.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Congestion, Local authorities, Public transport, Science and research, Social inclusion

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 8 November 2011

Type: Research report

Transport Security Annual Report 2010/11

Report on DfT’s Transport Security activity

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Shipping, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 November 2011

Type: Annual Report

Impact assessment for historic vehicle MOT exemption review

Impact Assessment for Historic Vehicle MoT Exemption Review

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Impact assessment on ending the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) coach concession

A full regulatory impact assessment examining the effects of ending the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) coach concession.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Motorcycle Test Review seminar Q&As

Summary Around 160 -170 trainers from around 80 Approved Training Bodies, attended the Motorcycle Test Review Seminar on the 6th July. The main issues that came out during the seminar arising from comments made and questions asked, and from the subsequent written questions, were concerns about accessibility of the test and the suggested timescales. There…

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Planning for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games

The Traffic Commissioners have been working closely with road transport trade associations and Transport for London to offer practical advice to help road haulage operators plan for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, London 2012, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 November 2011

Type: Instructional

Strategic salt protocolNote for local highways authorities in England

The offer price for strategic salt and protocols for its allocation to English highway authorities and advance notice of further work on a range of salt issues.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management, Road safety, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 October 2011

Type: Instructional

Cost of running the rail network

The costs of running the passenger rail network by DfT franchised train operating companies.

Mode/topic: Rail, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 October 2011

Type: Dataset

Equality Monitoring in VOSA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in VOSA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Equality Monitoring in VCA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in VCA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Equality Monitoring in MCA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in MCA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Equality Monitoring in HA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in HA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Equality Monitoring in GCDA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in GCDA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Equality Monitoring in DVLA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in DVLA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Equality Monitoring in DSA2010/11

An analysis of staff diversity in DSA, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Local Sustainable Transport Fund - tranche 2 workshops

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

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 October 2011

Type: Video

Guidance note on passenger demand forecasting for third party funded local rail schemes

A guidance note that provides advice and information to scheme promoters carrying out or commissioning demand forecasting studies for new railway stations and passenger services.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail value for money

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 October 2011

Type: Instructional

Equality Monitoring in DfT (c)2010/11

Analysis of staff diversity, for staff in post between 1st April 2010 and 31st March 2011

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 October 2011

Type: Annual Report

Bikeability Brand Research

Launched in 2007, Bikeability is the government’s flagship cycle training programme, designed to give people the skills and confidence to ride on today’s roads.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 October 2011

Type: Research report

Shared spaceLocal Transport Note 1/11

Shared space is a design approach that seeks to change the way streets operate by reducing the dominance of motor vehicles, primarily through lower speeds and encouraging drivers to behave more accommodatingly towards pedestrians.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 October 2011

Type: Instructional

Temporary Traffic Signs for Special EventsTraffic Advisory Leaflet 04/11

Temporary traffic signs may be erected for a limited period to guide traffic going to special events.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 October 2011

Type: Promotional

Signing the way: traffic signs policy review

The policy framework for ensuring our traffic system meets the future needs of all road users, while building upon the existing and established traffic sign system.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Parking, Traffic signs

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 October 2011

Type: Policy

Impact Assessment: Consultation on the possibility of allowing an increase in the length of articulated lorries of Longer Semi-Trailers

Summary Determining the most socially beneficial length of Heavy Goods Vehicle semi-trailers. Government intervention currently exists to limit the maximum permitted length due to a variety of external costs associated with their use, and would be required to amend relevant regulations. Impact Assessment of Longer Semi-Trailers (updated post-consultation) (PDF – 1124 KB), 11 October 2011…

Mode/topic: Rail, Freight, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 October 2011

Type: Reference

Longer semi-trailers: how to take part in the trial

The Department is conducting a trial of up to 1800 semi-trailers, this Guidance informs potential applicants of how they can take part in the trial.

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 October 2011

Type: Instructional

Transport Manager Acquired Rights

Transport Manager Grandfather Rights (GFR) – which are used as proof of professional competence by people who have not passed Certificate of Professional Competence exams – are changing.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 October 2011

Type: Form

Land Strategy: Housing Land Supply

This Land Strategy sets out an overview of our plans, programmes and projects as well as the strategy to be followed by officials in making property related decisions relating to housing land held by the Department for Transport (DfT).

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 5 October 2011

Type: Agenda

BusinessGreen Conference

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

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 October 2011

Type: Video

IMS sustainable business

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

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 October 2011

Type: Video

Letter to MPs on rail CP5 initial industry plan and HLOS

Letter written by the The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 September 2011

Type: Decision letter

Cold comfort

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

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2011

Type: Video

Built Environment Network

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

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2011

Type: Video

Electric vehicles and their integration in the built environment

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

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 September 2011

Type: Video

Department for Transport statement of new regulations

Domestic regulatory measures that have been introduced or are due to be introduced that are in scope of One-in, One-out.

Mode/topic: Roads, Shipping, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 September 2011

Type: Dataset

Maidstone services proposal

The Departments decision in regards to proposed service enhancements to stations in Maidstone

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 September 2011

Type: Correspondence

3D Laser Scanning Match-Grant Fund

Earlier this year, Mike Penning, Roads Minister announced his intention to make £3m available to police forces to facilitate the wider roll-out of the laser scanning technology for surveying motorway incident scenes. This document sets out the terms and conditions for applications for the match-fund grant initiative.

Mode/topic: Road management, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 September 2011

Type: Article

Guide to the Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG) scheme

The Waterborne Freight Grant (WFG) scheme assists companies with the operating costs associated with running water freight transport instead of road transport.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Freight, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 September 2011

Type: Instructional

Street works best practice

Growth in the economy, the introduction of competition into undertakers’ services and increasing customer demand for essential services has brought with it increasing numbers of excavations in the streets in order to supply these services.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 September 2011

Type: Instructional

Green Light for Light Rail

Whether it is labelled light rapid transit, light rail or tram, this mode of transport is popular with passengers. It is also good for economic growth and good for reducing carbon, both key objectives of the Coalition Government.

Mode/topic: Rail, Local authorities, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 September 2011

Type: Report

Applications to SoS - Guide for Decision Makers 2011

Summary Operators lodge applications to the SoS each year if they consider that they are not reimbursed sufficiently for carrying concessionary passengers. The SoS may appoint independent decision makers to determine the applications on his behalf. This is a guide for them. Download document Applications to SoS – Guide for Decision Makers 2011 (PDF –…

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Public transport, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 September 2011

Type: Article

'New Stations' StudyFormerly known as: Station Usage and Demand Forecasts for Newly Opened Railway Lines and Stations

This report investigates whether or not actual demand at new stations is significantly different from forecast demand at new stations

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail value for money

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 September 2011

Type: Research report

Unsolicited rail franchise extensions proposals

Unsolicited requests for franchise extensions are made from time to time by train operators. There is a need to apply consistency and fairness in evaluating these requests

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 September 2011

Type: Briefing Note

CPNI personnel security resource list

The CPNI is government authority that provides protective physical, personnel and information security advice to the national infrastructure.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Security and resilience

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 September 2011

Type: Instructional

Blue Badge Reform Programme: a letter to Local Authority Leaders

A letter from Norman Baker MP to Local Authority Leader’s about the Government’s Blue Badge Reform Programme: Blue Badge Improvement Service

Mode/topic: Access for disabled people, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 September 2011

Type: Decision letter

Linking offence histories to accident causation using OTS DataTRL Report No. PPR572 / TSRC Report No. LUEL5730

Offence history data requested from Nottinghamshire and Thames Valley Police for 4,639 active road users involved in On The Spot (OTS) investigated collisions.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 September 2011

Type: Research report

Government response to the Committee on Climate Change report on reducing CO2 emissions from UK aviation to 2050

The Government has published its response to the Committee on Climate Change’s report on options for reducing UK aviation emissions to 2050.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 August 2011

Type: Report

UK aviation forecasts 2011

This report presents the Department’s updated forecasts of the UK air passengers and UK aviation CO2 emissions to 2050.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Passenger, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 August 2011

Type: Report

Fixed speed camera collision, casualty and speed data

A series of links to external web sites where local authorities, or their partners, have puiblished information in respect of collisions, casualties and speeds at fixed speed camera sites.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 August 2011

Type: Reference

Guidelines for the Directive on the Promotion of Clean and Energy Efficient Road Transport Vehicles (2009/33/EC)

This document provides guidance on how to apply the requirement of Directive 2009/33/EC using option 1 (set technical specifications for energy and environmental performance) and could also be used for option 2 (include energy and environmental impacts in award criteria).

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Cairngorm Funicular Railway application for RVAR exemption

The Rail Vehicle Accessibility (Applications for Exemption Orders) Regulations 2010 SI 427/2010.

Mode/topic: Rail, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 August 2011

Type: Public notice

Department for Transport newsletter to local authority senior officers - August 2011

A regular update to senior members of Local Authorities to give them an overview of all the recent DfT news most relevant to Local Authorities.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Local authorities, Public transport, Road management, Road safety, Sustainable travel, Traffic signs

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 August 2011

Type: Newsletter

Evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns Programme baseline survey data

These downloads contain the baseline survey dataset from the Evaluation of the Cycling City and Towns Programme, data tables, and a user guide.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 August 2011

Type: Research report

Guidance on assessing the eligibility of Service Personnel and Veterans for the England National Concessionary Travel Scheme

Addendum to Guidance to Local Authorities on Assessing the Eligibility of Disabled People in England for Concessionary Bus Travel. This guidance addendum is intended to assist local authorities in using AFCS award letters to assess the eligibility for an ENCTS disabled person’s concessionary travel pass. This will reduce the costs incurred by local authorities in…

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people, Local authorities, Public transport, Social inclusion

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Performance data on TWA applications

A list of all orders handled by the Department under the Transport and Works Act 1992.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 August 2011

Type: Public notice

Section 31 Inquiry: Objection by King Harry Ferry (Cornwall)

Notification letter (already sent to objector and harbour authority) as to a section objection by King Harry Ferry against Carrick Council (now Cornwall Council).

Mode/topic: Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 August 2011

Type: Public notice

Section 31 Inquiry: Dover Harbour Board

Notification a public inquiry will be held into the 2010 and 2011 harbour dues set by Dover Harbour Board following objections under Section 31 of the Harbours Act 1964.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 August 2011

Type: Public notice

London and South East 'top ten' overcrowded train services

The tables included in this paper show the ten most overcrowded rail services in spring 2010 and autumn 2010.

Mode/topic: Rail, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 August 2011

Type: Report

Delivery of Local Road SafetyRoad Safety Research Report No. 124

The Department for Transport commissioned design and deliver a three-year independent evaluation of the delivery of local road user safety.

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 August 2011

Type: Research report

Rail franchising PIN

On the 5 August 2011, the Department for Transport issued a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) detailing a comprehensive forward timetable for the re-letting of a number of UK rail franchises.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 5 August 2011

Type: Procurement

Local authority major transport schemes

An update on information for the development pool of local major transport schemes.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Sale of trust ports criteria - statement

Sets out the revised policy which the Secretary of State expects to follow when considering an application under the Ports Act 1991 for the sale of a major trust port in England or Wales.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Letter to Dover Harbour Board on proposed privatisation

Letter written by the The Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, Minister of State for Transport

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 August 2011

Type: Decision letter

Private hire vehicle licensing: guidance note

This guidance note sets out the Departments view of what is, and what is not, a private hire vehicle. It is designed to assist local licensing authorities in making licensing decisions and provide transport service providers with some clarity about whether they need to be licensed as private hire.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Secretary of State’s guidance note concerning procedure for sale of trust ports

A note concerning the procedure for the sale of trust ports, which includes guidance on liaising with the Department, a scheme of transfer, publicising of sale and access to information and arrangements for inviting and considering bids.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Local authority transport glossary

Information on the Local authority transport glossary.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 August 2011

Type: Instructional

Note on the role of the Secretary of State in reaching decisions under Section 31 of the Harbours Act 1964

An information note to assist any Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to hold an inquiry under section 31(4) of the Harbours Act 1964 and the parties to a section 31 objection procedure.

Mode/topic: Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 August 2011

Type: Briefing Note

Harbour Orders

Applications for harbour revision and empowerment orders managed by the Department for Transport.

Mode/topic: Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 31 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Letter to Commission of Energy29 July 2011

Letter by Norman Baker MP regarding the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) impacts of biofuels and the European Commission’s current work to assess how this issue should be addressed.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 July 2011

Type: Correspondence

Thameslink preferred bidder correspondence

Response to letters regarding the Thameslink Preferred Bidder announcement.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 July 2011

Type: Public notice

Social research and evaluation reports

Social research generates data and analysis using the methods of social science such as social surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, case studies and innovative methods such as deliberative research. In addition to these methods, policy evaluation also involves cost-benefit analyses, and measures the delivery of policies and initiatives against objectives. This enables DfT to better understand policy impacts and outcomes, and lessons learned can then be applied to improve DfT policies and services in the future.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 July 2011

Type: Report

Knowledge review of the social and distributional impacts of climate change policy options

This report comprises a knowledge review exploring the Social and Distributional Impacts of Climate Change Policy Options, as commissioned by the Department for Transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Social inclusion, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 July 2011

Type: Research report

Climate change and transport choices: segmentation study final report

This report outlines a segmentation of public attitudes to climate change and transport choices, as commissioned by the Department.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Local authorities, Public transport, Road safety, Science and research, Social inclusion, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 July 2011

Type: Report

Proportion of urban trips under 5 miles taken by: (i) walking or cycling (ii) public transport

Impact indicator, disaggregated by region, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Appraisal and evaluation, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 July 2011

Type: Dataset

High Speed 2 letter to stakeholders

Letter from the Secretary of State to stakeholders.

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Impact assessment: Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations

A full regulatory impact assessment examining: Biofuel (Labelling) (Amendment) Regulations

Mode/topic: Roads, Legislation, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 July 2011

Type: Environmental impact assessment

Access for All stations

Access for All Stations engineering work.

Mode/topic: Rail, Access for disabled people, Public transport, Rail safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 July 2011

Type: Article

Light duty passenger vehicles in-service vehicle testing programme 2010-11

Report on the in-service conformity emissions testing of light duty passenger vehicles.

Mode/topic: Roads, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2011

Type: Research report

Analysis of STATS19 data to examine the relationship between the rate of vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and type approval noise levels

TRL report CPR1131 – Analysis of STATS19 data to examine the relationship between the rate of vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and type approval noise levels. There was little correlation found between vehicle involvement density (number of vehicles involved in accidents with pedestrians divided by the number of registered vehicles) and the level of noise measured…

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people, Road transport, Science and research, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2011

Type: Research report

Assessing the perceived safety risk from quiet electric and hybrid vehicles to vision-impaired pedestrians

Analysis of UK STATS19 database showed accidents with pedestrians are no more likely with electric / hybrid electric vehicles than conventional ones pro-rata to the numbers registered.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people, Science and research, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2011

Type: Research report

Assessing the efficacy of gear shift indicators

Regulation (EC) No 661/2009 mandates that Gear Shift Indicators (GSI) be fitted to new cars from the end of 2014.

Mode/topic: Roads, Science and research, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 July 2011

Type: Research report

Biofuel researchResearch programme

The Department for Transport commissions research on renewable fuels, particularly biofuels, to ensure that there is a robust evidence base for Government policy.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 July 2011

Type: Research report

Government social research publications protocol - publication table

A full list of SRE research within the scope of the publications protocol ongoing or newly commissioned.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Rail, Roads, Science and research

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Report

Scope of rail interoperability

The scope and applicability of the interoperability regime in Great Britain.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Implementation plans for technical specifications for interoperability

Published implementation plans for Technical Specifications for Interoperability (“TSIs”) in Great Britain.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Rail interoperability derrogations

The interoperability regime provides for the possibility of a derogation (exemption) to be granted to enable the non-application of all or part of one or more Technical Specifications for Interoperability to a specific project.

Mode/topic: Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Rail interoperability current notified national technical rules

The notified National Technical Rules detailed below were notified to the European Commission in August 2012.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Rail interoperability project specific notified national technical rules

List of project specific documents which will be notified as National Technical Rules to the European Commission on 20 November 2009.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Rail interoperability old national technical rules in force prior to 30 June 2010

Old National Technical Rules in force prior to 30 June 2010.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Rail interoperability TSI catalogue

Information produced to assist interoperability practitioners by bringing together essential information.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Rail interoperability frequently asked questions about TSI's

Frequently asked questions about Technical Specifications for Interoperability (“TSIs”)

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: FAQ

Rail interoperability notified bodies

This page gives an overview of the role of Notified Bodies (“NoBos”) which verify compliance with standards in the interoperability framework. The design and construction of a new, renewed or upgraded railway subsystem must, under the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2006(RI), be verified by a NoBo as being compliant with applicable Technical Specifications for Interoperability or…

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Rail interoperability strategy

This is an outline of the strategic approach being taking to implement interoperability in Great Britain.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Interoperability legislation

A summary of current interoperability legislation and progress on transposition of the latest Interoperability Directive in Great Britain.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Reference

Derogations requested by the United Kingdom Interoperability Directives 96/48/EC, 2001/16/EC and 2008/57/EC

Rail interoperability derogations requested by the United Kingdom Interoperability Directives 96/48/EC, 2001/16/EC and 2008/57/EC (chronological order).

Mode/topic: Crossrail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: User information

Rail interoperability frequently asked questions about NNTR's

Frequestly asked questions about rail interoperability NNTR’s.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail interoperability

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: FAQ

Street works 2009 contracting out order

Enables local authorities and the Secretary of State to operate the statutory highway functions listed in the Order on a contracted out basis.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Diversionary works

The role of the highways authority is to maintain, reconstruct and improve the highway in the interests of, and protecting the rights of, the public.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Street works - useful links and information

Useful links and information relating to street works.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Street works register

An internet based electronic data interchange for undertakers notifying highway authorities of street works in their area.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Street works inspections

Highway authorities can carry out inspections of street works in their area.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Safety at street works and road works

Undertakers carrying out street works in England must carry out their works safely and having particular regard to the needs of people with disabilities, as set out in the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991.

Mode/topic: Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Street works training and accreditation of operatives and supervisors

Where the execution of works involves breaking up or tunnelling under the street, a suitably qualified operative must be present as above and the works must be supervised by a person with a prescribed qualification as a supervisor for the task being carried out.

Mode/topic: Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Street works lane-rental

The Department is currently developing legislative proposals to allow local highway authorities in England to impose daily charges on utility companies and other street works undertakers while their works are occupying the highway.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Street works overrun charges

When utilities are planning works they must agree with the highway authority how long it will reasonably take to complete them. If they take longer than this, the highway authority may impose an ‘overrun charge’ – so utilities are incentivised to complete their works on time.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: Article

Street works frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions relating to street works.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 July 2011

Type: FAQ

Post legislative assessment of the Road Safety Act 2006

This Memorandum provides a preliminary assessment of the Road Safety Act 2006 and has been prepared by the Department for Transport (DfT) for submission to the Transport Select Committee.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 July 2011

Type: Report

Post legislative assessment of the Civil Aviation Act 2006

The Department has undertaken an initial review of the Civil Aviation Act 2006 five years after it came into force. This memorandum is required to be submitted to the Transport Select Committee for scrutiny. Download Memorandum to the Transport Select Committee (PDF – 151 KB), July 2011

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, Aviation safety, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 July 2011

Type: Command paper

Business plan quarterly data summary (QDS)

The QDS are designed to fit on a single page to provide a quarterly snapshot on how each department is spending its budget, the results it has achieved and how it is deploying its workforce.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 July 2011

Type: Business plan

National road safety communications activity calendar

The calendar shows road safety communications activity planned by THINK! and ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) for delivery during 2011-13. It is provided to enable road safety professionals to coordinate local communications activity with national campaigns as well as with regional partners. The calendar shows timings for key campaigns. However, other road safety communications…

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 15 July 2011

Type: Promotional

South East Airports Taskforce Report

The Taskforce was formed in 2010 to identify operational improvements that could improve the performance of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports and enhance the experience of passengers. The report is the culmination of a year long programme of work across seven areas, including security and border controls, and sets out the issues considered by the Taskforce and its conclusions.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, International aviation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 July 2011

Type: Report

Crossrail business case update - summary report

The most recent update of the Crossrail business case.

Mode/topic: Rail, Crossrail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 July 2011

Type: Report

Crossrail equalities impact assessment of spending review changes

Crossrail Equality Impact Screening Assessment. The Equalities Impact Assessment was a Government Equalities Office requirement to prepare alongside the Spending Review 2010. The assessment is being published now because the project has passed through Review Point 4, its final review point. Download Crossrail Equalities Impact Assessment of Spending Review Changes (PDF – 30 KB) Crossrail…

Mode/topic: Rail, Crossrail, London 2012

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 July 2011

Type: Equalities impact assessment

Low carbon transport to airports project report

The aim of the Low Carbon Transport to Airports (LCTA) project was to look for options to increase the proportion of passengers and staff travelling to airports using low carbon transport.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 July 2011

Type: Report

Guidance to improve information flow from Oil Supplier to End User

Guidance including a flowchart describing the gas oil supply chain, which aims at informing gas oil users about the various grades and standards of gas oil that suppliers and distributors may be able to supply.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 July 2011

Type: Instructional

Fuel Quality Directive Gas Oil Requirements

Detailed guidance concerning biofuel blended in Gas Oil for use in non-road mobile machinery.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 July 2011

Type: Instructional

A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton information pack

Information on the withdrawn A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton Scheme.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 July 2011

Type: Reference

Promoting equality, valuing diversity - corporate diversity delivery plan 2010-11 Progress Report

A report charting the Department’s progress during the period 2010/2011 against its Diversity Delivery Plan.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 July 2011

Type: Report

DfT(C) PB1-PB7 selection process (part of 2010 Change Programme) equality impact assessment report

An Equality Impact Assessment considering the equality impact of the process to be used to select Pay Bands 1 to 7 staff who will then populate the restructured organisation.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 July 2011

Type: Article

Making the Connection: the Plug-In Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy

A clear vision for infrastructure and the steps we are taking to remove barriers for those wishing to invest in, provide or benefit from plug-in vehicle infrastructure.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 June 2011

Type: Policy

Annual road fatalities

Impact indicator, disaggregated by accident site, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 June 2011

Type: Dataset

Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme

Ways of allowing HGV vehicles to make quiet out of hours deliveries.

Mode/topic: Roads, Freight, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 June 2011

Type: Instructional

Waterloo International

A brief summary of background and update on plans for Waterloo International Terminal.

Mode/topic: Rail, Public transport, Rail value for money

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 June 2011

Type: Reference

The Blue Badge Scheme Local Authority Guidance (England)

This is non-statutory guidance to local authorities in England.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people, Local authorities, Parking, Social inclusion

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 June 2011

Type: Instructional

Intercity rail travel presentation to the Institute of Mechanical engineers

Details of the Inter City Express Programme, including: What is intercity rail travel? Why do we need fleet renewal? Recent developments and workstreams.

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 June 2011

Type: Presentation

Speed camera information

Further to the Government’s commitment to increase transparency the Government is requiring local authorities to publish information about the impact and use of speed cameras.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 26 June 2011

Type: Policy

Environmental Law Foundation HS2 video speech

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

Mode/topic: Rail, High speed rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 June 2011

Type: Video

CIVINET - Second Annual Sustainable Mobility Convention

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

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 June 2011

Type: Video

Street works

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

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 June 2011

Type: Video

Road pricing demonstrations project - introduction

The Demonstrations Project was a technical research project designed to establish how any system of road pricing by time, distance and place could operate reliably, accurately and affordably, whilst safeguarding privacy.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 June 2011

Type: Report

Guidance for known consignors

This guidance will help you to assess your existing security arrangements against the required criteria for Known Consignors.

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

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 June 2011

Type: Instructional

Regional level actions to avoid ILUC

Report which examines ways in which indirect land use change (ILUC) can be mitigated at a regional level

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 June 2011

Type: Report

Nottingham Express Transit System (Amendment) Order Decision letter

A letter on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport giving his decision to amend the Nottingham Express Transit System Order 2009.

Mode/topic: Rail, Local authorities, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 June 2011

Type: Decision letter

DfT design principles equality impact assessment

DfT(c) Equality Impact Assessment which covers the design principles used to create a smaller central Department in order to help deliver the 33% admin reduction target set as part of the 2010 spending review. Download DfT design principles – equality impact assessment (PDF – 129 KB)

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 June 2011

Type: Equalities impact assessment

Department for Transport newsletter to local authority senior officers - June 2011

The DfT regularly publishes a newsletter to Local Authority senior officers to provide an overview of the announcements that have been made over the previous few months, that are most relevant to Local Authorities.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 June 2011

Type: Newsletter

Stopping up and diversion of highwaysSection 247 and 253 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990

Application form and guidance for applying to close or divert highways.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 June 2011

Type: Form

Smarter working and the Public Sector

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

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 June 2011

Type: Video

Red Tape Challenge

The Government has pledged to slash unnecessary red tape, as part of the Government’s Red Tape Challenge.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 June 2011

Type: Video

Humber Bridge toll review application - decision letter and inspector's report

Decision letter informing the Humber Bridge Board that ministers have agreed that the tolls charged on the Humber Bridge can be increased as recommended by the Inspector’s Report, and in line with the Humber Bridge Board’s proposals.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Vehicles

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 June 2011

Type: Decision letter

Safeguarding, Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas

Safeguarding, Aerodromes, Technical Sites and Military Explosives Storage Areas, 04 November 2005, last updated 12 January 2006

Mode/topic: Aviation, Aviation safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 June 2011

Type: Article

THINK! research

The focus of the THINK! Annual Survey research is on measuring road safety attitudes and behaviour among the British population.

Mode/topic: Road safety, Science and research

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 June 2011

Type: Research report

Twitter policy

Information about Departmental Twitter policies.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 5 June 2011

Type: Policy

Cookies policy

How the Department uses internet cookies.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 June 2011

Type: Policy

Privacy policy

How the Department uses and protects information we collect about you when you visit this website and other websites that we manage.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 June 2011

Type: Policy

Relaxation of restrictions on international services from UK regional airports

The UK Government has invited applications from foreign airlines to fly new international fifth freedom services to or from UK regional airports not covered by existing bilateral traffic rights

Mode/topic: Aviation, International aviation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 2 June 2011

Type: Invitation to tender

Blue Badge Scheme eligibility changesLocal Authority Circular (England)

This circular provides information on changes on the Blue Badge scheme eligibility criteria for some applicants.

Mode/topic: Roads, Access for disabled people

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 June 2011

Type: Circular

Signal-controlled Pedestrian Facilities at Portable Traffic SignalsTraffic Advisory Leaflet 3/11

This leaflet is intended to provide advice to those who may be involved in or considering providing portable pedestrian crossing facilities, whether stand-alone or at road works.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 June 2011

Type: Reference

Input and impact indicators: other data

Other data relating to business indicators.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Cost of maintaining the Highways Agency’s motorway and A road network per lane mile

DfT Business Plan input indicator Geographical coverage: England Information broken down by: Region Latest data The cost of maintaining the Strategic Road Network for 2011-12 was £43k per lane mile, which compares with the 2010/11 outturn of £41k. Cost of maintaining the Highways Agency motorway and A road network per lane mile – Maintenance cost…

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Cost of operating the Highways Agency’s motorway and A road network per vehicle mile

Input indicator, broken down by region, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 29 May 2011

Type: Dataset

DfT actions for improving business opportunities for small and medium enterprises

Help improving business opportunities for small and medium enterprises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Business plan

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectAdditional learning reports

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectCertification reports

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectCompliance reports

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectExpert group reports

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectMain report (and annexes A-Q)

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectMiscellaneous project team reports

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectSocial Research Reports

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectUnderlying data

Supporting documentation for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

Road Pricing Demonstrations ProjectWorking papers

Working papers for the Road Pricing Demonstrations Project.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 May 2011

Type: Report

InterCity West Coast franchise

Information about the InterCity West Coast Franchise.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 May 2011

Type: Invitation to tender

Realising the potential of GB railReport of the Rail Value for Money Study

An independent report of a study chaired by Sir Roy McNulty and commissioned by the Secretary of State for Transport.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail value for money

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 May 2011

Type: Report

Review of investigation and closure procedures for motorway incidents - preliminary report

This report is the product of the review which was carried out jointly with the Home Office, Association of Chief Police Officers and the Highways Agency, to identify what can collectively be done to achieve the shortest timeline possible for managing motorway incident closures.

Mode/topic: Roads, Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 19 May 2011

Type: Report

Biofuels events calendar

Programme of events for biofuel stakeholders

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 May 2011

Type: Meeting

Renewable Energy Directive Stakeholder Advisory Group

Details of the work of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) Stakeholder Advisory Group

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 May 2011

Type: Meeting

RTFO Expert Advisory Group

The RTFO Expert Advisory Group provides technical advice, input and expertise on issues around carbon and sustainability of biofuels

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 May 2011

Type: Meeting

Biofuel acronyms and abbreviations

Table of biofuel acronyms and abbreviations.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 17 May 2011

Type: Instructional

Input and impact indicators

The Business Plan indicators are a subset of the data gathered by the Department which is transparently available as outlined in the Information Strategy.

Mode/topic: Appraisal and evaluation, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Proportion of bus services running on time

Impact indicator, disaggregated by local authority, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Rail subsidy per passenger mile

Input indicator, broken down by rail franchise, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Rail, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Bus subsidy per passenger journey

DfT Business Plan input indicator Geographical coverage: England Information broken down by: Region – data are available for London, English metropolitan areas (as a group), and English non-metropolitan areas (as a group) Latest data In 2010/11, the average level of subsidy (direct from central government) per passenger journey was 9.1 pence. Most recent data Year…

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Percentage of DfT’s appraised project spending that is assessed as good or very good value for money

Input indicator, broken down by scheme, published biannually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Appraisal and evaluation, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Reliability of journeys on the Highways Agency’s motorway and A road network

Impact indicator, disaggregated by junction, published monthly from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Proportion of trains running on time

Impact indicator, disaggregated by rail franchise, published 4-weekly from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Rail, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Total greenhouse gas emissions from transport

Impact indicator, disaggregated by transport sector, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Households with good transport access to key services or work

Impact indicator, disaggregated by local authority, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Public transport, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Number of newly registered ultra low emissions vehicles

Impact indicator, disaggregated by local authority, published annually from May 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel, Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 May 2011

Type: Dataset

Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation account holders

A list of organisations that hold accounts with the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation administrator.

Mode/topic: Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 May 2011

Type: Instructional

RTFO guidance

How biofuel suppliers should prepare their monthly reports

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 May 2011

Type: Instructional

Strategic Framework for Road Safety

The Strategic Framework for Road Safety sets out our approach to continuing to reduce killed and seriously injured casualties on Britain’s roads.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 11 May 2011

Type: Policy

Decision letter - Berwick upon Tweed Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2009

Decision letter on the application by the Berwick Harbour Commissioners for a Harbour Revision Order enabling them to alter their constitution.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 May 2011

Type: Decision letter

Decision letter - Berwick upon Tweed (Closure of Spittal Quay) Harbour Revision Order 2009

Decision letter on the application by the Berwick Harbour Commissioners for a Harbour Revision Order.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 May 2011

Type: Decision letter

Decision letter - Newlyn Pier and Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2010

Decision letter on the application by the Newlyn Pier and Harbour Commissioners for a Harbour Revision Order to enable them to alter their constitution.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 May 2011

Type: Decision letter

Decision letter - Ryde Pier Harbour Revision Order 2010

Decision letter on the application by Wightlink Ltd for a Harbour Revision Order to enable them to make byelaws to regulate usage of Ryde Pier.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 May 2011

Type: Decision letter

Decision letter - Sutton Harbour Revision Order 2010

Decision letter on the application by the Sutton Harbour Company for a Harbour Revision Order to amend their financial powers.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 9 May 2011

Type: Decision letter

Travel training good practice guide

Help establishing or developing a travel training scheme.

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 6 May 2011

Type: Instructional

Value for Money Assessments

This note is for information only, to provide a summary explanation of Value for Money assessments and Value for Money statements in the Department for Tra

Mode/topic: Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 May 2011

Type: Instructional

Low carbon fuels newsletter

Regular bulletin to keep biofuel stakeholders up-to-date

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 3 May 2011

Type: Newsletter

Transport business case

The Department is committed to being open and transparent. The following pages set out how the Department assesses the business case for major investments.

Mode/topic: Transparency

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 27 April 2011

Type: Instructional

Presentations given at consultation meetings on the RED and FQD on 31 March and 4 April 2011

The Department launched consultations on 10 March concerning the implementation of the transport elements of the Renewable Energy Directive and reducing the lifecycle greenhouse gas intensity of transport fuels and introducing sustainability criteria for biofuels in implementing the Fuel Quality Directive. These are presentations which informed consultation meetings held on 31 March and 4 April 2011.

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 20 April 2011

Type: Presentation

Network Rail: Hitchin (Cambridge Junction) Decision letter

Decision to allow Network Rail to construct and operate a new section of railway to the north of Hitchin Station.

Mode/topic: Rail, Legislation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 14 April 2011

Type: Decision letter

Decision Letter - Grimsby Riverside Ro-Ro Terminal Harbour Revision Order

Decision letter on the application by Associated British Ports for a Harbour Revision Order to authorise construction of a riverside ro-ro terminal adjoining the Western Pier, Grimsby.

Mode/topic: Shipping, Ports, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 13 April 2011

Type: Decision letter

Supplementary guidance: Amendment to maximum intermodal port grant rates for Southampton-North West and Southampton-West Midlands (zones 17-11/17-14)

Supplementary Guidance: Amendment to Maximum Intermodal Port Grant Rates for Southampton-North West and Southampton-West Midlands (zones 17-11/17-14).

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail value for money

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 12 April 2011

Type: Instructional

Updating the Value of a Prevented Fatality (VPF) and Values of Prevented Injuries (VPI)

This report examines the case for revaluation of the Department’s Value for Preventing a Fatality (VPF) or Value for Preventing an Injury (VPI) and, for the components which require revaluation, suggests actions appropriate to achieve this. These values form one part of DfT’s appraisal framework.

Mode/topic: Roads, Appraisal and evaluation

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 April 2011

Type: Report

Highways Agency Review - Terms of Reference

As part of the spending review settlement in October 2010, the Secretary of State agreed to carry out an independent review to examine whether Government has the right approach to operating maintaining and enhancing the strategic road network.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 7 April 2011

Type: Report

Access for all mid-tier funding

The Access for All funding is a key part of the Government’s strategy to improve the accessibility of Great Britain’s railway. This funding is specifically targeted at providing infrastructure improvements at stations which will enable more disabled people to access the rail network.

Mode/topic: Rail

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 April 2011

Type: Instructional

Department for Transport advice to mariners, ports and port authorities following the accident at Fukushima in Japan

This advice has been drafted in response to the events in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

Mode/topic: Shipping, UK shipping industry

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 4 April 2011

Type: Instructional

Vehicle Security Barrierswithin the StreetscapeTraffic Advisory Leaflet 1/11

his leaflet describes the main reasons behind the need to deploy a Vehicle Security Barrier (VSB), demonstrates how best to integrate them into the streetscape and outlines

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 April 2011

Type: Reference

Portable Traffic Signals for the Control of Vehicular TrafficTraffic Advisory Leaflet 2/11

This leaflet provides advice on the use of portable traffic signals at road and street works.

Mode/topic: Rail, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 1 April 2011

Type: Reference

Longer semi-trailer feasibility study and impact assessmentFinal summary report

A study into an increase in the permitted length of articulated lorries to 18.75 metres while maintaining all other regulations, including the 44 tonne gross vehicle weight limit.

Mode/topic: Roads

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 March 2011

Type: Research report

Measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions - A DfT guide to work-related travel

This guidance aims to help UK organisations calculate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from work-related travel.

Mode/topic: Appraisal and evaluation, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 30 March 2011

Type: Instructional

List of bus operators claiming the BSOG smartcard and Automatic Vehicle Location incentives

List of bus operators in England claiming the Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) smartcard and Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) incentives to date.

Mode/topic: Roads, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 28 March 2011

Type: Dataset

Local authority benchmarking tool

This tool enables local authorities to benchmark themselves against other authorities on local transport data.

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Local authorities

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 25 March 2011

Type: Instructional

Bikeability Workshops

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

Mode/topic: Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 March 2011

Type: Video

National Business Travel Network (NBTN)

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

Mode/topic: Rail, Roads, Sustainable travel

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 March 2011

Type: Video

Rail announcement

Rail Minister Theresa Villiers and Norman Baker, Minister for Local and Regional Transport, explain how the Government will invest in more than 2,100 new rail carriages for Britain’s railways by 2019 and plans to modernise the rail network to tackle overcrowding, improve reliability and speed up journeys.

Mode/topic: Rail, Public transport

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 24 March 2011

Type: Video

Extra funds for pothole repairs in England.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has written to all English local highway authorities to inform them of their share of £200m for repairing potholes. This extra funding was made possible because of savings the Department made earlier in the financial year.

Mode/topic: Roads, Local authorities, Road management

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 23 March 2011

Type: Instructional

London 2012 - Airport options for non-scheduled flights

The Government has published this booklet to provide information on the availability of capacity for non-scheduled flights at the many smaller airports and airfields around London.

Mode/topic: Aviation, Airport, London 2012

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 22 March 2011

Type: Instructional

The Government's Response to the Reports by Sir Peter North CBE QC and the Transport Select Committee on Drink and Drug Driving

This is the Government’s response to the independent report on drink and drug driving.

Mode/topic: Roads, Road safety

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 21 March 2011

Type: Report

Integrated Kent franchise

Information about the Integrated Kent Franchise Agreement operated by Southeastern.

Mode/topic: Rail, Rail passenger franchises

Publisher: Department for Transport Published date: 18 March 2011

Type: Invitation to tender