The Department for Transport works with agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. They plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.
Their main responsibilities include:
- Investing in, maintaining and operating around 4,300 miles of the motorway and trunk road network in England through Highways England.
- Working to make our roads less congested and polluted by promoting lower carbon transport, including cycling and walking.
- Encouraging the use of new technology such as smart ticketing and low carbon vehicles.
Together with BEIS, the Department for Transport works closely with the Office for Low Emmission Vehicles (OLEV), who aim to ensure the UK remains one of the premier global markets for ultra loe emissions vehicles (ULEVs), as well as developing a nationwide recharging infrastructure strategy.
You can visit the Department for Transport website here.