Monthly Archives: September 2017

Time for public transport to take priority: Transform features in the Transport Times

Our Communications and Public Affairs Officer Jamie Wylie has recently featured in the Transport Times, writing about the Queensferry Crossing and the need for greater priority for public transport between Edinburgh and Fife. “Whilst undoubtedly an amazing engineering feat, the bridge represents a worrying trend in Scottish transport of increasing priority for private cars ahead…

ADT and Climate Change Bills will show Government’s true intentions on transport and climate change

Two important consultations which will determine Scotland’s action on climate change have recently come to a close. The Air Departure Tax Bill – which sets out proposals to cut aviation tax – and the Climate Change Bill – setting out proposals on long term carbon reduction targets – both have potentially huge impacts for transport…

Notice of Transform Scotland 2017 Annual General Meeting

Dear Members I’m writing to give you notice of two events we’re holding this autumn: Thursday 26 October: Transform Scotland Annual General Meeting & Campaign Launch, Glasgow City Chambers, 18:30-20:15 * Wednesday 22 November: Transform Scotland 20th Anniversary Celebration, Edinburgh City Chambers, 18:30-20:30 (approx) For our AGM this year, we are grateful for the hospitality…

Low Emission Zones: A positive step, but support for Local Authorities is vital

Yesterday’s Programme for Government revealed a welcome commitment to establish a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee by 2020. This was today followed up with an announcement from Humza Yousaf MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, of a new consultation on LEZs. LEZs are one of the most effective tools…

Programme for Government: Welcome news for sustainable transport

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s announcements in the Programme for Government, Transform Scotland Director Colin Howden said: “The Government’s commitment to double the active travel budget to £80 million from 2018/19 is very welcome. With strong leadership at the local level, and a commitment to continuing this investment over the coming years, this will help to develop quality…