Monthly Archives: June 2016

Transform Scotland Annual Report 2015/16

We are pleased to today announce the launch our annual report for 2015/16. The past year has seen lots of exciting projects take place. Our recent campaigns, such as Bus Fair and Scotland on the Move, have highlighted key issues which need to be addressed in the transport system in Scotland and have offered solutions to help create…

Only a ‘Remain’ Vote gives hope for cutting emissions

Without EU legislation to decarbonise cars, our climate crisis would now be much worse. Transform Scotland director Colin Howden today commented on the EU referendum: “Only yesterday it became clear that transport was now without question Europe’s biggest climate problem. [1] “The only significant action taken to cut emissions from transport has come from Europe….

Concerns raised that rail passengers will suffer as a result of strike

NEWS RELEASEFor immediate use: Monday 20 June 2016RMT strike action on ScotRail services — comment from Transform ScotlandTransform Scotland [1] today (Monday 20 June) expressed its concern about the disruption that rail passengers on ScotRail services will suffer as a result of the RMT strikes scheduled to commence tomorrow. Paul Tetlaw, rail campaigner at Transform…

Speed limit cut can boost active travel in Dundee

Transform Scotland has responded to Dundee City Council’s public consultation on the introduction of 20mph speed limits. The proposals set out by DCC would see speed limit reductions introduced across Dundee, with particular focus given to residential areas and streets surrounding schools. Whilst Transform is widely supportive of the proposals put forward by Dundee City…

Sharing economy can benefit transport users

Transform Scotland have today responded to the Scottish Government’s taxi and private hire car consultation. In our response we highlight the benefits that a proactive approach to modern technology could have for taxi users.   We can see many positive benefits to the use of modern technology and smart apps: Being able to see fare…

Active travel challenge for new transport minister

Our board member Helen Todd today set out the challenges for the new transport minister Humza Yousaf MSP to get more people walking and cycling. Helen presented Transform Scotland’s challenge at today’s National Active Travel Conference. Helen outlined how more walking and cycling could deliver huge benefits for health, justice, communities, climate, air quality, and…

Transform voices opposition to APD in government consultation

Transform Scotland has today responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the proposed cuts to Air Passenger Duty. In the response, Transform Scotland outlined its opposition to the proposed changes to Air Passenger Duty, citing harmful environmental, social and economic repercussions from cutting aviation taxation. Colin Howden, Director of Transform Scotland, commented: “The four opposition…