Local transport

Local transport funding, concessionary travel, buses, taxis, private hire vehicles and trams.


  1. Apply for an older person's bus pass

    Some older people can get free travel on local buses - contact your council to check your eligibility and apply for a bus pass

  2. Manage your vehicle operator licence

    Update your HGV or PSV operator licence (O licence), add more vehicles, increase your vehicle limit and add or remove a transport manager

  3. Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

    Contact your local council to find out who issues disabled bus passes in your area as part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme

  1. Apply for a vehicle operator licence

    Apply and pay for a HGV, PSV or interim operator licence (O licence) if you use vehicles to transport goods or passengers

  2. Find registered local bus services

    Find registered local bus services by operator name, licence number, or start and finish point

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Guidance and regulation

  1. PSV (Public Service Vehicle) operator licences

    Types of public service vehicle (PSV) operator licences, application forms and application guidance notes. Appealing a decision and making changes to your licence

  2. Adoption of roads by highway authorities
  3. Driving school minibuses advice: schools and local authorities
  1. Classifying roads and organising the primary route network

    • Statutory guidance
    • Department for Transport
  2. Run a local bus service

    Run a bus service in and out of London - registering, London Service Permit, bus registration, public service vehicle operator’s licence, PSV

    • Guide
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News and communications

  1. Real time information to transform bus travel in England

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  2. Transport Secretary welcomes next step in £1.7 billion fund to transform local journeys

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  3. Response to advice on the use of wheelchair spaces onboard buses

    • Department for Transport
    • Written statement
  4. Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality

    • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and Department for Transport
    • News story
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Policy and engagement

  1. Senior Traffic Commissioner's Statutory Documents: 2018 revisions
  2. Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information
  3. Bus Services Act 2017: bus open data
  1. Restricted licence holders: level of financial resources

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Open consultation
    • Closing date 31 August 2018
  2. Youth concessions research: price elasticity of bus travel demand

    • Department for Transport
    • Independent report
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  1. Bus elasticities and diversion factors

    • Department for Transport
    • Research
  2. Light rail and tram statistics, England: year ending March 2018

    • Department for Transport
    • National statistics
  3. Light rail and tram statistics (LRT)

    • Department for Transport
    • Statistical data set
  4. Local bus passenger journeys (BUS01)

    • Department for Transport
    • Statistical data set
  5. Costs, fares and revenue (BUS04)

    • Department for Transport
    • Statistical data set
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