What we do

We work with our agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. We plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.

DFT is a ministerial department, supported by 20 agencies and public bodies.

Read more about what we do

We produce detailed guidance in these categories

  1. Transport planning and infrastructure

    Major projects to plan and develop national transport infrastructure. Read more

  2. Transporting goods

    Driver and vehicle documents for EU and international road haulage and freight forwarding, permits for dangerous goods and special loads. Read more

  3. Transporting dangerous goods

    What the regulations for international transport of dangerous goods are - including for road hauliers. Read more

  4. Environmental management for transport

    Schemes and guidance to reduce the environmental effects of transport including the Green Bus fund and funding for ultra-low emission vehicles. Read more

Our policies

  1. Providing effective regulation of freight transport

    Fair and effective regulation to move freight safely and securely by road, rail and water across the UK and abroad.

  2. Making roads safer

    Reducing road accidents through improved enforcement, education, infrastructure and innovation

  3. Managing, improving and investing in the road network

    Making roads clearer by giving local councils the power to remove road signage clutter, enforce parking controls and manage street works.

See all our policies

Our ministers

Our management

Contact DFT

Office address and general enquiries

Department for Transport
Great Minster House
33 Horseferry Road


We aim to respond within 20 working days.

Media enquiries

The Department for Transport press office only deals with enquiries from the media.

If you're not a member of the media, please use the departmental public enquiries line: 0300 330 3000

Make an FOI request

  1. Read about the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act and how to make a request
  2. Check our previous releases to see if we’ve already answered your question
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FOI Requests
Department for Transport
Information Rights & Records Unit
D/04, Ashdown House

Sedlescombe Road North
St Leonards on Sea
TN37 7GA

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Corporate information

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