Increased mobility is a feature of modern life. Public modes of transport make a significant contribution to this, linking the major centres of economic activity by rail, coach and air, as well as providing transport at a local level by bus, light rail and taxi.
Government has set targets to increase the use of rail and bus transport, making it more reliable and accessible. In order to develop public transport information policy and monitor progress towards targets, DfT surveys public transport providers and users at regular intervals, then publishes the results. The main publications appear annually or quarterly.