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A Report of Current Organization and Roles of Transport Administration in Great Britain
This report deals with the state-of-the-practice of transport administration in Great Britain, where the major investment has already been achieved in transport infrastructure. An interviewing was carried out at the Department of Transport to pinpoint the current features of the transport administration as follows: i) the organization of DOT, ii) responsibilities of central and local governments, iii) transport acts, iv) financial resources for planning and construction for transport infrastructure and v) decision making process of transport planning in the UK.
It is found that the central transport sectors in Great Britain are all integrated into the single organization as DOT. The DOT is divided into Central Transport Group (CTG) and seven different agencies. The former decides the transport planning and policies and the latter has the responsibility of implementation. All running costs in DOT have been reduced in workload, internal reorganization and enforced efficiency. Local authorities in Great Britain are allowed to decide when and where to spend money on individual schemes. Therefore, they are more responsible and flexible in decision making of local transport planning by comparing with Japanese local ones. There exist no tax system specific to transport investment. The public involvement are negligible in transport planning process. The endorsement of a strategy by the public concerned gives the DOT and other funding bodies confidence that the strategy can be implemented.
It is believed that the results from this study are useful to discuss the changes in Japanese transport administration.
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