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Solent Drones for Medical Logistics

The Solent Drones for Medical Logistics project is generating cutting-edge research into the potential for using drones for medical deliveries, working closely with research partners at the University of Portsmouth and University of Southampton. Click on the links below to see a one-page summary of each research paper.

Integrating drones and NHS logistics: flight or fantasy? This research investigates the potential benefits and financial and practical realities of integrating drones into NHS logistics.

Mobility Hubs

Solent Transport, in partnership with Highways England, have developed this guide to assist local authorities, transport operators, developers and community groups in designing and establishing Mobility Hubs; a crucial element for creating sustainable public transport systems.

Mobility Hub

Better connected project

Delivered £31m of investment into a range of sustainable transport interventions between 2012 and 2015.

The 2015 Monitoring Report provides detailed monitoring results for the final year of the project.

The ‘Lessons Learned’ Report summarises ‘lessons learned’ in the implementation of the project. This information may be useful for future infrastructure and behaviour change project planning.



Better Bus Area Fund Project

This project secured £4.5m of Government investment to improve the quality of bus travel in South Hampshire between 2012 and 2014. The funding has been used to refurbish buses, provide “Next Stop” bus audio-visual information, real time bus information, on board Wi-Fi internet access. Across South Hampshire, in total 565 buses were fitted with on-bus wi-fi and 137 buses were refurbished.

Progress Report April 2014

Transport Delivery Plan (TDP)

The TDP, published in 2013, was developed from the Sub Regional Transport Model Evidence Base and identifies the prioritised transport schemes and interventions needed to support economic growth over the period to 2026.

Transport Delivery Plan

Joint Local Transport Plan (LTP) Strategy

Hampshire County Council, Southampton City Council, and Portsmouth City Council have worked in partnership to produce the joint Local Transport Plan (LTP3) Strategy for South Hampshire, which will guide the development of their transport networks until 2031. The South Hampshire Joint Strategy has been produced following extensive consultation with the public and our strategic partners.

Local Transport Strategy for South Hampshire 

The twenty year (from 2011 to 2031) joint transport strategy also forms the LTP3s of Portsmouth City Council and Southampton City Council, and will be included within the Hampshire County Council LTP3. Each LTA is also responsible for developing its own supporting implementation plan, outlining how the policies and strategies that will be put into practice.