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Law Resources: Road and Rail Transport

EUR-Lex: Summaries of EU Legislation: Transport  

European Union (EU) transport policy aims to ensure the smooth, efficient, safe, and free movement of people and goods throughout the EU by means of integrated networks using all modes of transport (road, rail, water and air). EU policy also deals with issues as wide-ranging as climate change, passenger rights, clean fuels, and cutting customs-related red tape at ports. Governed by Title VI (Articles 90 to 100) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, transport is one of the EU's most strategic common policies. Future policy will be largely based on a 2011 White Paper, comprising 40 initiatives designed to generate growth, jobs, reduce dependence on imported oil, and cut the sector's carbon emissions by 60% by 2050.

European Commission: Policies: Transport and travel  

Tourism, Trans-European networks, Transport

The Directory: Government Departments

The Directory: Government Departments: Non-ministerial

Office of Rail Regulation (ORR)  Live bookmark  

he Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) is the independent safety and economic regulator for Britain's railways. It is responsible for ensuring that railway operators comply with health and safety law. It regulates Network Rail's activities and funding requirements, regulates access to the railway network and licenses the operators of railway assets. ORR is also the competition authority for the railways and enforces consumer protection law in relation to the railway. ORR is a non-ministerial department of the Department for Transport

Statistical data set: Rail finance (RAI03)
Speech: Office of Rail and Road's role in improving travel for disabled passengers
Collection: ORR annual reports and accounts
Statistical data set: Rail usage, infrastructure and performance (RAI01)
Consultation outcome: Monitoring Highways England: the role and objectives of the Office for Rail and Road
Consultation outcome: Channel Tunnel: legislation to transfer economic regulation
National Statistics: Rail passenger service satisfaction: October to December 2014
News story: Highways England to take over motorways and major A roads

The Directory: Professional Associations

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)  

Worldwide organisation with an established International pedigree. With over 30,000 members in 28 national sections.

The Directory: Regulators

Office of the Rail Regulator (ORR)  

Non-ministerial government department, staffed by civil servants, with functions set down in the Railways Act 1993. The focus is on the monopoly and dominant elements of Britain's railways, principally Railtrack, regulating in the public interest, balancing these duties and functions.

The Directory: Trade and Industry Organisations

British International Freight Association (BIFA)  

The primary body representing the UK international freight services industry.

International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association  

Membership organisation dedicated to the promotion of safety and efficiency in the handling and movement of goods by all modes and during all phases of both national and international transport chains.

International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (IFFFA)  

Non-governmental organisation representing an industry of approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms.