Thursday, 4 March 2010

DfT needs to be "more realistic" says TSC

This just issued by the Transport Select Committee..

The Committee says the Department generally has a good story to tell, but it is critical of the over-optimistic performance reporting by the Department.

Mrs Ellman said "The Department for Transport needs to be more realistic about trends and its achievements. It reports strong progress on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from transport when, in fact, they have increased since 2000 and are unlikely to reduce before 2020. It has reported efficiency savings which cannot be verified and some efficiency measures-such as the shared services centre-have cost money instead of saving it."


UPDATE: This from Captain Deltic...

Does the TSC make any reference to DfT Rail's interpretation of the laws of physics which seems to come under their strictures?