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Confirmed impacts: Developing the capability needed to deliver the rail strategy

This impacts case study shows how our reports pointing to the need for Department for Transport staff to improve their skills in managing complex procurements helped DfT to develop a Commercial Capability Strategy, increase leadership training and create a network for sharing advice.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF

Published:
14 Oct 2015
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Confirmed impacts: Helping government to learn from past rail infrastructure programmes

This impacts case study shows how our identification of lessons from past rail infrastructure programmes regarding aspects such as planning, monitoring and financing, has helped the Department for Transport apply these lessons, including in the HS2 programme.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Published:
14 Oct 2015
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Dealing with pollution from ships

“The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has in recent years strengthened the UK’s ability to deal with marine pollution incidents. The Agency does, however, need to satisfy itself that ports, harbours and coastal local authorities remain capable of protecting the environment from marine pollution, and ensure that it has the ability to recover its costs, prosecute offenders and deter others from polluting.”

Published:
12 Jun 2002
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Delivery Chain Analysis for Bus Services in England (Prepared Jointly by the National Audit Office and the Audit Commission)

“The government’s target to reverse the long-term decline in bus use and achieve growth both nationally and in all regions is challenging. London is leading the way. If growth in all the regions is to be achieved, strong leadership from the Department of Transport will be essential, to build on its policies and encourage local transport authorities and operators to bring about the concerted action needed”.

Audit Commission Chairman, James Strachan said:

“Buses are an important lifeline for many people and help reduce congestion in towns and cities. This has been recognised by targets to increase bus use. Our report analysed whether the best means have been adopted to achieve these targets. Success depends on many organisations working efficiently together. However what stands out is that where there is strong local leadership to increase the use of buses, as in London, the difference is real and the public notices it.”

Additional key findings:

Additional key recommendations:

As owner of the national target, the Department of Transport should:

At the same time, local transport authorities should:

General Information

NAO press enquiries: Barry Lester, Tel: 020 7798 7937
Mobile: 07748 181692

Audit Commission press enquiries: Amelia Dixon, Tel: 020 7166 2205
Mobile: 07716 098231

Published:
9 Dec 2005
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Department for Transport: Improving road safety for pedestrians and cyclists in Great Britain

“Making roads safer for pedestrians and cyclists is a key element in encouraging people to walk and cycle more. While their safety has improved generally, some are more vulnerable, such as child pedestrians from deprived areas. The Department for Transport needs to draw on its research programme and the lessons learned from the projects that it funds to find ways of improving safety, especially for groups most at risk.”

Published:
8 May 2009