Monthly Archives: December 2016

Concerns raised over plans for airport expansion

Transform Scotland today submitted a response to Edinburgh Airport’s Masterplan consultation. Our response sets out a number of objections with the Airport’s plans for expansion over the coming years, including the need to make better use of public transport links to the airport; concerns over the proposals to pursue new road building around the airport;…

Budget delivers further blow to prospects for sustainable transport

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE For immediate use: Thursday 15 December 2016 ***BUDGET DELIVERS FURTHER BLOW TO PROSPECTS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT Transform Scotland [1] today responded to the Scottish Budget announcement. Transform Scotland director Colin Howden said: “While aviation gets a massive tax break, support for buses has been cut. This will impact upon the lowest…

Tax cut for aviation poses threat to sustainable transport budgets

In advance of the Scottish Budget for 2017-18, Transform Scotland has released a briefing expressing concern over the Scottish Government’s fiscal priorities for transport. The briefing, issued ahead of tomorrow’s Scottish Budget, focuses on the Government’s pursuit to cut Air Passenger Duty (APD) by 50% and highlights a number of worrying negative consequences which could arise…

Welcome for opening of Edinburgh Gateway station

Transform Scotland rail campaigner Paul Tetlaw welcomed the opening of the new Edinburgh Gateway railway station, commenting: “We welcome the opening of Edinburgh Gateway Station and the onward travel connections that it provides via the Edinburgh Tram network. “The trams are already performing well ahead of projections and this interchange station will boost both tram…

Vast tax cut for the most polluting form of transport “deeply retrograde”

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE For immediate use: Friday 9 December 2016 COMMENT ON CONSERVATIVES’ APD ANNOUNCEMENT: VAST TAX CUT FOR THE MOST POLLUTING FORM OF TRANSPORT “DEEPLY RETROGRADE” Transform Scotland [1] today commented on the Scottish Conservatives’ announcement this morning on Air Passenger Duty (APD). [2] Transform Scotland director Colin Howden said: “It is disappointing…

Need for new Climate Plan to get Scottish public sector to take leadership in cutting emissions

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE For immediate use: Monday 5 December 2016 ***NEED FOR NEW CLIMATE PLAN TO GET SCOTTISH PUBLIC SECTOR TO TAKE LEADERSHIP IN CUTTING EMISSIONS: Transport campaign group calls for Scottish Ministers to hold to account Public Bodies who are failing to take action Transform Scotland [1] today called for the Scottish Ministers…