Guidance for Local Transport Authorities

Before proceeding with proposals for an Advanced Quality Partnership (AQP) scheme, authorities are recommended to study the relevant primary and secondary legislation, and the statutory guidance, the latest version of which was issued by the DfT on 17 January 2018. This may be accessed at

Rationale for a Scheme

An LTA in England, or two or more LTAs acting jointly, may make an AQP scheme if they are satisfied that the scheme will contribute to the implementation of their local transport policies and will deliver one or more specified outcomes within the whole or part of their area or combined area. The specified outcomes are:

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