About Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) indicators
The department has adopted the following input and impact indicators, listed by coalition priority, as set out in our Business plan. Input indicators show the cost to the government of delivering certain products and services. Impact indicators show the performance or output of public services. These indicators aim to provide useful information to enable transport users and the wider public to make informed choices, and to make up their own minds about how the department and transport service operators are running.
Deliver the coalition’s commitments on high speed rail
As the new high speed rail network is not yet an operational railway it is not practicable to measure its performance.
Deliver a sustainable and customer-focused railway
Support sustainable local travel
Aviation emissions make up part of the general impact indicator ‘Total greenhouse gas emissions from transport’, and can be identified separately within that data set. A number of further metrics are published by the Civil Aviation Authority.
Reform the Coastguard and search and rescue capability
It is not practicable to measure the performance of this structural reform priority until after the Coastguard has been reformed and the search and rescue capability is in place.
Implement the department’s key cross-cutting reform priorities