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Department for Transport input and impact indicators

The input and impact indicators, listed by coalition priority, as set out in our departmental business plan.

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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.

General indicators

Description Type of data Publication frequency
Percentage of DfT’s approved project spend that is assessed as high or very high value for money Input indicator Biannual
Total greenhouse gas emissions from transport Impact indicator Annual

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

Description Type of data Publication frequency
Rail subsidy per passenger mile Input indicator Annual
Cost of running the rail network Input indicator Annual
Proportion of trains running on time Impact indicator 4-weekly
Rail passenger miles Other key data Annual

Support sustainable local travel

Description Type of data Publication frequency
Bus subsidy per passenger journey Input indicator Annual
Proportion of urban trips under 5 miles taken by (i) walking or cycling, (ii) public transport Impact indicator Annual
Proportion of bus services running on time Impact indicator Annual
Bus Passenger journeys Other key data Quarterly

Invest in our roads to promote growth, while reducing congestion and tackling carbon

Description Type of data Publication frequency
Cost of maintaining the Highway’s Agency’s motorway and A road network per lane mile Input indicator Annual
Cost of operating the Highway’s Agency’s motorway and A road network per vehicle mile Input indicator Annual
Reliability of journeys on the Highway Agency’s motorway and A road network Impact indicator Monthly
Annual road fatalities Impact indicator Annual
Number of newly registered Ultra Low Emission Vehicles Impact indicator Quarterly
Average new car CO2 emissions Other key data Quarterly

Promote sustainable aviation

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

Description Type of data Publication frequency
Households with good transport access to key services or work Impact indicator Annual

Further information

Published 10 August 2012