Monthly Archives: February 2017

Scottish Budget continues to favour unsustainable transport

Transform Scotland has published a short briefing ahead of today’s final (‘Stage 3’) debate on the Scottish Budget 2017-18. Commenting, Transform Scotland director Colin Howden said: “This afternoon sees the final vote on the Scottish Government budget for 2017-18. With cuts to the bus budget, frozen investment in active travel, less cash for local authorities…

Worrying fall in bus use in new Government statistics

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Wednesday 22 February 2017 WORRYING FALL IN BUS USE IN NEW GOVERNMENT STATISTICS: ‘Scottish Transport Statistics 2016’ shows bus use in continued decline Transform Scotland [1] has today commented on the worrying decline in bus use shown in Transport Scotland’s ‘Scottish Transport Statistics 2016’, published today. [2] The new report shows…

Aviation tax cut will benefit wealthiest in society

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Wednesday 22 February 2017 AVIATION TAX CUT WILL BENEFIT WEALTHIEST IN SOCIETY Transform Scotland [1] has today criticised the Scottish Government’s proposals to cut taxes for the aviation industry. The criticism comes ahead of Transform Scotland’s appearance later today (Wednesday) in front of the Scottish Parliament’s Finance and Constitution Committee as…

Climate plan priorities fail on equalities, health, congestion and the economy

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Friday 10 February 2017 CLIMATE PLAN PRIORITIES FAIL ON EQUALITIES, HEALTH, CONGESTION AND THE ECONOMY Transform Scotland [1] has today called for stronger action to tackle transport emissions in the draft Climate Change Plan. The criticism comes on the final day for evidence to be submitted to the Scottish Parliamentary committees…

Transform submits evidence on the Climate Change Plan

Transform Scotland has today submitted evidence to the ECCLR and REC Committee on the Policies and Proposals for transport in the draft third Climate Change Plan. The evidence papers highlight the shortcomings of the draft Climate Change Plan and makes a series of recommendations to reduce transport emissions whilst developing a fairer, more sensible transport…