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New Draft Cycling Framework for Scotland

Climate Week Sees Consultation Launched The Scottish Government has launched a 12-week consultation on the new draft Cycling Framework for Scotland. The published document sets out the draft strategic priorities for everyday cycling to 2030 – supporting the Active Travel vision of communities shaped around

Bank Holiday Arrangements

State Funeral of The Queen Guidance has been issued by the Scottish Government for the bank holiday on Monday 19 September for the State Funeral of The Queen. Schools should close as a mark of respect. This advice also applies to other education settings that

Local Authorities Given Power To Run Bus Services

Commencement of powers in Transport (Scotland) Act. The Scottish Government has now commenced powers in the Transport (Scotland) Act for local authorities to run their own bus services. Section 34 of the Act essentially gives local transport authorities power to run local bus services in

New Fund to Support Local Bus Services

Almost £94m Investment Announced Graeme has welcomed the announcement of a new grant to support local bus services. The Scottish Government has committed £93.5 million of the 2022-23 Budget to support bus operators, in light of changed travel patterns during pandemic restrictions. This includes £40

Free Bus Travel For Under 22s Goes Live

Under 22s living in Scotland can benefit from free bus travel from today (31 January) through a Scottish Government scheme that has the potential to transform bus travel while supporting children, young people and families. The scheme is open to children and young people with

Scotland Leads International Charge on Transport Decarbonisation

New agreements signed as Under2 Coalition looks to Scotland’s ambitions The Scottish Government has signed five international agreements supporting the global decarbonisation of the transport sector. The agreements signed include: The ‘Further, Faster, Together’ Under2 Coalition Leaders Action Document – committing 100% of light-duty public

Free Bus Travel for Under 22s

61% of young people say public transport central to combatting climate emergency. All under 22s resident in Scotland will have access to free bus travel from 31 January 2022, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed, implementing a commitment agreed with the Scottish Green Party. New

Get Ready Glasgow and Beyond for COP26

Campaign launches to help people plan ahead. Further measures aimed at helping people get ready for COP26 in Glasgow and keeping transport networks moving were announced today with the launch of a public awareness campaign. The campaign is being ‘championed’ by Glasgow’s Duke of Wellington

Levenmouth Rail Link Plans Unveiled

The return of rail services to Levenmouth moved a step closer today with confirmation by Transport Minister Graeme Dey that the line would be double tracked and electrified. Graeme was speaking during a visit to Leven where he also announced the options being taken forward