Monthly Archives: April 2016

Mainline safeguards for rail doubling

Transform Scotland’s rail campaigner Paul Tetlaw writes: We have serious concerns about the new road bridges south of Gorebridge on the Borders railway that have all been constructed to single track width. We raised these concerns with Transport Scotland and expressed similar concerns that we have for the impact on the HML and A2I rail…

Report on Transform Platform for the Conservatives

Lotti Lancaster reports from the final in the series of our election events. Phil Matthews, chair of Transform Scotland, gave a brief overview of the event series and Transform’s main campaigns at the moment: the ‘What We Want‘ booklet with our six main demands for sustainable transport, and the ‘Bus Fair‘ campaign calling for a fairer…

Report on Transform Platform for the SNP

John Webster reports: The meeting was opened by Phil Matthews of Transform Scotland who introduced the organisation’s  booklet “What we Want”, which summarises the elements of an integrated sustainable transport policy that covers walking, cycling, buses, rail, ferries and road. The aim is to persuade political parties to incorporate many of these suggestions into their…

Transform Joins International Call to Reduce Shipping and Aviation Emissions

Transform Scotland has recently joined with 25 other European NGOs to demand a reduction in shipping and aviation emissions throughout the European Union. The Letter to Ministers, organised by the Transport & Environment group, highlights the worrying growth in emissions from planes and ships and points out the associated risks of keeping these emissions uncapped….