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Behavioural Insights Toolkit

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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. The Behavioural Insights Toolkit provides a readily digestible and user-friendly guide to those responsible for transport policy and delivery initiatives, including local authorities. The toolkit shows how behavioural insights can be applied in the transport context to achieve policy objectives. The toolkit does not represent mandatory guidance and its use is purely voluntary.

Research 08/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Buses - Best practice

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Best practice and policy guidance for bus and coach operators; including licensing and registration, concession fares, tackling anti-social behaviour and criminal damage, and explanations of the operators grants that are available.

Primary Doc. 02/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Planning for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games

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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. As part of this, during October and November 2011, Traffic Commissioners will be writing to all road haulage operators who have environmental conditions attached to one or more operating centres on their operators licence to ensure those businesses are planning for the Games, given the additional restrictions they have on their operations, and to encourage them to start planning now.

General Information 01/11/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Public attitudes towards buses

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This report summarises people’s experiences and attitudes towards bus travel in Great Britain. It is based on a module of questions sponsored by the Department for Transport on the Office for National Statistics Opinions omnibus survey in March 2011, February 2009 and February and June 2007.

Primary Doc. 20/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Annual bus statistics 2010/11

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This publication presents a range of statistics on the local bus sector in Great Britain in 2010/11, including passenger journeys, vehicle miles and levels of government support. Most of the data are derived from the Department’s main annual survey of bus and coach operators.

Research 20/10/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Management of Electronic Traffic Equipment

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This Code of Practice is the first document within the UK which establishes a series of good practice policies and procedures, obtained from experts, on how to effectively manage the maintenance of fixed location electronic traffic control equipment. The growth of technology in the highways sector has led to improvements in congestion control and a reduction in carbon emissions. Adoption of the recommendations within this code will help local authorities achieve delivery of high quality services. This code will become the fourth code within the current suite of codes, and will sit alongside Well-lit Highways, Well-maintained Highways and the Management of Highway Structures.

Primary Doc. 22/09/11 UK Roads Liaison Group Add icon
Green light for light rail

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This report considers how the capital costs of light rail schemes can be reduced. It looks at putting light rail in a better place to compete for funds against other modes of transport and enabling the expansion of light rail systems at minimum additional cost. Subjects: Consumers, business and industry; Economics and finance; Environmental protection; Government and public administration; Performance management; Transport and infrastructure

Primary Doc. 20/09/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Bus punctuality partnerships: guidance for local authorities and operators

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This guidance has been produced by DfT's Bus Punctuality Working Group, a stakeholder group set up to develop a more effective punctuality regime. It is informed by the experience of local authorities and bus operators around the country and offers a framework which local authorities and bus operators can use to work together to achieve results. It sets out why punctuality and reliability are important, and explains how a partnership approach can help to deliver high standards of punctuality. It contains examples of good practice which are already being used, together with a model which has been developed for use 'off the peg' or which can be adapted according to local circumstances, including a model data sharing agreement.

Secondary Doc. 11/07/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Traffic Signs (Amendment) Regulations and General Directions 2011

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The Secretary of State— (a)in exercise of powers conferred by section 64(1), (2) and (3) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(1), makes the regulations contained in Part 1 of this instrument; and (b)in exercise of powers conferred by section 65(1) of that Act(2), gives the general directions contained in Part 2 of this instrument. In relation to the regulations contained in Part 1 of this instrument, the Secretary of State has, in accordance with section 134(2) of that Act, consulted with such representative organisations as the Secretary of State thought fit.

Legislation 09/05/11 Department for Transport Add icon
Community Transport: LTP Best Practice Guidance

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Community Transport, often run by the third sector, provides transport to those unable to access conventional public transport. The aim of this document is to highlight the benefits of community transport and explain how local authorities can engage with the sector.

General Information 14/03/11 Department for Transport Add icon
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