Welcome to Powys County Council’s Transport and Streets webpage.
These pages will provide you with everything you need to know to get out and about in Powys – from bus timetables to news of road works, information about walking and cycling and road safety.
Powys County Council is the highways and public transport authority for the administrative county of Powys. Our highways and public transport duties include:
Managing and maintaining the county highways network (including roads, footways, signs, bridges, culverts and streetlights);
Winter maintenance (gritting) and street cleansing;
Promoting healthy and environmentally sustainable forms of transport ( such as walking and cycling) and providing Travel Planning advice;
Effective management of traffic – from HGVs and pedestrian crossings through to traffic calming and other road safety design measures;
The provision of road safety education, training and awareness;
Provision of revenue support and procurement of ‘socially necessary’ local bus services and administration of the concessionary fares scheme;
Highways development control – including securing developer contributions for new infrastructure and services;
Provision and management of off-street car parks and on-street parking spaces; and
Licensing of taxis (hackney carriages and private hire vehicles).
In addition, the County Council works closely with a number of key partners to secure improvements on Trunk Roads running through Powys, improve rail services and facilities and provide community transport. As Local Education Authority, the County Council provides Home to School transport.
Our vision for transport and travel in Powys is of an integrated and sustainable transport system that is safe, efficient, easy to use, socially inclusive and which supports the economic, community and cultural activities of Powys residents and those travelling through Powys to other destinations.
The County Council’s strategy for delivering its integrated transport system is set out in the Local Transport Plan (LTP). This is a statutory plan (under the Transport Act 2000) and covers a five year period.
Powys County Council is a member of Trafnidiaeth Canolbath Cymru (TraCC) - the transport consortium for Mid Wales.
Please note that some of the busiest roads in Powys (such as the A470, A489, A483, A40 and a section of the A44) are Trunk Roads managed and maintained by the Welsh Assembly Government. A partnership between Powys and Ceredigion county councils has been appointed as the Trunk Road Agency for Mid Wales.