In this report the Transport Committee calls on the Government to implement the vision for transport - including improved traffic flows on motorways, rail electrification and high speed rail, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transport - that has been established under the current Secretary of State, Lord Adonis. The Department has made progress in a number of important areas, both recently and over the past decade, and has also established a new sense of direction, despite a too-frequent change of ministers. The Committee reviews progress against the Government's integrated transport plan, 'Transport 2010', which was adopted in 2000. Whilst much has been achieved, the ambition to build up to 25 light rail lines has not. It calls on the Government to publish a comprehensive progress report against the targets that it set itself. It also calls for strong action on local bus services which, outside London, are still not integrated with other local transport services. Bus use outside London continues to decline, apart from a slight increase after the introduction of free bus travel for older and disabled people. The Committee calls for full implementation of the Local Transport Act which gives local authorities powers to introduce bus quality partnerships and quality contracts; and for the Traffic Commissioners to be given adequate resources to carry out punctuality monitoring.Qs85 and 91: Changes to the Bus Service Operatorsa#39; Grant and Smart Ticketing The Committee raised a number of points about smart ticketing and bus subsidy ... If so, is the cost of a car for Lord Adonis also in excess of Ap18, 000 per quarter?
|Title||:||The Performance of the Department for Transport|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2010-03-04|