Monthly Archives: March 2017

Tom Hart’s transport notes, January to March 2017

Tom Hart of Scottish Association for Public Transport (SAPT) comments on transport developments over the past three months. News Notes 1 Jan 17 to 31 March 17     Three main features dominated the news- First  A rise of media interest in the importance of much improved air quality, especially in cities Second increased emphasis on reassessment…

Welcome for average speed cameras on the A90

Commenting on the Scottish Government transport minister Humza Yousaf MSP’s announcement that average speed cameras will be installed on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven, Transform Scotland’s rail campaigner Paul Tetlaw commented: “All measures to improve road safety are to be welcomed – all road users benefit whether they are in a private car, a…

Rail freight not playing a big enough role in serving North East

Commenting on Transport Scotland’s announcement of a dedicated team to look at options for rail capacity improvements between Aberdeen and Dundee, David Spaven, the Scottish representative of the Rail Freight Group said: “The new team is welcome, but the proof of its value will be in the quality and timescale of delivery of transformative rail…

Government urged to be bolder in Climate Plan

Transform Scotland has issued a briefing on the draft Climate Change Plan (CCP), urging the Scottish Government to commit to more action on active travel, buses and demand management. The recommendation come ahead of a debate on the CCP in the Scottish Parliament this Thursday (16th), when Parliament will consider the recommendations of the four…

REC Committee calls for stronger transport policy in Climate Plan

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee has today published its findings on the Scottish Government’s draft Climate Change Plan (CCP). After taking evidence from a range of stakeholders in February, the REC Committee has made a series of recommendations to the Scottish Government on improvements that should be made to the Policies…

Rail consultation: Government urged to reconnect communities across Scotland

Transform Scotland NEWS RELEASE Wednesday 1 March 2017 GOVERNMENT URGED TO RECONNECT COMMUNITIES ACROSS SCOTLAND: Transform Scotland sets out its response to Government rail consultation Transform Scotland [1] has today urged the Scottish Government to investigate the reopening of former rail routes across Scotland to reconnect communities with the rest of the country. The recommendation…