Monthly Archives: November 2016

Edinburgh Airport expansion plans a threat to progress on climate

Responding to the launch of Edinburgh Airport’s consultation on its expansion plans, Transform Scotland director Colin Howden said: “Aviation is the most polluting form of transport and one that threatens Scotland’s ability to meet its climate change commitments. The aviation industry thinks it should be allowed to expand without restraint and without regard for Scotland’s…

Welcome for West Coast partnership rail franchise

Responding to the announcement of the West Coast partnership rail franchise, Transform Scotland rail campaigner Paul Tetlaw said: “We welcome the announcement from the DfT of the new combined rail franchise – the West Coast Partnership. In our view this new Partnership should address a number of issues that we have highlighted in recent years….

Transform makes case for rail revolution in Scotland’s cities

Transform Scotland has relaunched the call for a revolutionised rail network to improve connections between Scotland’s seven cities. The new Inter-City Express brochure was launched at a stakeholder event in Perth on Tuesday evening, organised by the Royal Scottish Geographical Society in collaboration with Transform Scotland and Scottish Council for Development and Industry. The event brought together interested parties…

Time for a fair deal for Scotland’s bus users

Transform Scotland’s work on calling for stronger governmental support for buses has recently been featured in Eurotransport. In a feature article for Eurotransport, the international transport magazine, Colin Howden, Director of Transform Scotland, discussed the work that Transform has been carrying out in our ongoing Bus Fair campaign. Buses provide a vital service for millions…