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Transport Direct: Internet

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the contribution of the Transport Direct portal to journey decisions since December 2005, with particular reference to modal shift. (154752)

The portal service includes a self-completion feedback questionnaire. The responses to the questionnaire suggested that for individuals who had made the journey before (about a third of the 2,034 respondents):

17 per cent. claimed they would change their route;

24 per cent. would change when they intended to travel.

Indicative findings also suggest a predisposition for those travellers who have made a journey before, to change how they might travel:

7.7 per cent. intended as a result of what they found on Transport Direct to use public transport rather than the car, while 2.3 percent. intended to use the car instead of public transport.

This information corrects that given on 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 264W, to the hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Carmichael).