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The main objective of this project is to produce a comprehensive review of previous, current and planned research in areas of relevance to Transport Direct.
Transport Direct was announced in July 2000 as part of the Government's ten year spending plan for transport. It is an ambitious Programme to provide the U.K. with a travel information service that can present the public with the opportunity to compare travel options across public and private transport modes. Using the Internet as its principal delivery medium it seeks to offer a one-stop-shop journey planning, booking and payment service, complemented with real-time update information.
As part of the Transport Direct Programme the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions expects a need to commission specific elements of research to assist in moving the Programme forward. To inform its decisions in this context a comprehensive review of previous, current and planned research in areas of relevance to Transport Direct was commissioned.
University of Southampton
Transportation Research Group, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ
Cost to the Department: £20,000.00
Actual start date: 01 June 2001
Actual completion date: 30 November 2001
Traveller Information Systems Research: A Review and Recommendations for Transport Direct
Publication date: 31/08/2001
Source: DfT Website
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/stellent/groups/dft_transstrat/documents/page/dft_transstrat_503909.pdf
Departmental Assessment Status: Project completed prior to the implementation of the Departmental publicaitons scheme.