Objectives - Integration
To ensure that all decisions are taken in the context of the Government's integrated transport policy.
More specifically, this means:
- integration within and between different types of transport, so that each contributes its full potential and people can move easily between them;
- integration with the environment, so that the transport choices available support a better environment;
- integration with land-use planning, at national, regional and local level, so that transport and planning work together to support more sustainable travel choices and reduce the need for travel; and
- integration with policies for education, health and wealth creation, so that transport helps make a fairer, more inclusive society.
The Integration Objective has 3 sub-objectives:
- to improve transport interchange
- to integrate transport policy with land-use policy
- to integrate transport policy with other Government policies
Key Entry Points:
An Introduction to Transport Analysis, (TAG Unit 1.1) introduces the Governments Objectives for transport and their role in the appraisal process.
Guidance for the Project Manager
The Overall Approach: Steps in the Process (TAG Unit 2.1) and Objectives and Problems (TAG Unit 2.2) provide an overview of how the identification of problems caused by lack of integration is integral to the study process and how the appraisal of options against the integration objective fits into the overall transport appraisal process.
The Appraisal Process (TAG Unit 2.5) explains the appraisal framework, including the Appraisal Summary Table (AST) that is used to assess the achievement of the Governments Objectives for transport.
Guidance for the Expert
The Integration Objective (TAG Unit 3.7) provides detailed guidance on appraising against the integration sub-objectives.
A full list of TAG Units is available on the Documents page.
For further information:
The policy background to the development of the Governments five objectives for transport is set out in more detail in A New Deal for Transport, The Government's White Paper on the future of transport (DETR, 1998) and A New Deal for Trunk Roads (The Roads Review) (DETR, 1998). These documents are available on the DfT website - see Transport Policy Links.
Updated: April 2009