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  • Consultation towards Scotland’s Rail Freight Strategy

    The Scottish Government’s vision is for a competitive, sustainable rail freight sector playing an increasing role in Scotland’s economic growth by providing a safer, greener, and more efficient way of transporting products and materials. We are consulting on a range of issues towards the development of a high level strategy on rail freight in Scotland. The consultation paper primarily focusses on the opportunities and actions for growth in new and existing rail freight markets, the... More
    Closed 22 January 2016
  • Consultation on Seatbelt Requirements for Dedicated School Transport

    To help keep children and young people safe on the school-run, Scottish Ministers have had a long-standing intention to make seatbelts a legal requirement on dedicated school transport. Following the devolution of competence from the UK Parliament to the Scottish Parliament in this area last year, current Scottish Government policy is to bring forward such legislation. Dedicated school transport in this consultation refers to vehicles provided by the council or independent/grant-aided school... More
    Closed 3 June 2016
  • M90/A90 Trunk Road (Admiralty Interchange to Scotstoun) (Variable Speed Limits and Actively Managed Hard Shoulder) Regulations 2016

    The regulations will allow implementation of Mandatory variable speed limits on the M90 between Admiralty Junction and the new Queensferry Junction to the south of the Queensferry Crossing; and Mandatory variable speed limits on the A90 between the new Queensferry Junction to the south of the Queensferry Crossing and Dalmeny; and Mandatory variable speed limits on the northbound M90 from Masterton Junction to the end of the ITS system already put in place; and An actively managed hard... More
    Closed 23 June 2016
  • Transport Scotland's Rail Infrastructure Strategy from 2019

    Transport Scotland is seeking views on its proposed approach to the rail infrastructure investment strategy from April 2019. The results from this consultation will help to inform the Scottish Ministers’ High Level Output Specification (HLOS). The HLOS is a blueprint aimed at improving performance, reducing journey times and increasing capacity and capability of the Scottish rail network. It sets out a programme of investment in Scotland’s railway to enable Network Rail to operate,... More
    Closed 24 February 2017
  • Raising Standards and Improving the Quality of Road Works in Scotland

    Road works are a necessary fact of life if we wish to have a safe and well maintained road network and to continue to enjoy a range of utility services such as gas, water, drainage, electricity and telecommunications. This consultation seeks views on proposals for improvements to the regulation of road works in Scotland which includes taking forward the accepted recommendations of the 2016 report: Review of the office and functions of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner. More
    Closed 12 October 2017
  • Building Scotland's Low Emission Zones

    This consultation paper sets out the proposed arrangements and options to deliver a consistent approach to designing, building and managing Low Emission Zones (LEZs) in Scotland. It is your opportunity to shape the guiding principles the Scottish Government will adopt to put in place the first LEZ by 2018. More
    Closed 28 November 2017
  • Local Bus Services in Scotland – Improving the Framework for Delivery

    Bus services are important to the people of Scotland with around 400 million (three quarters of all public transport) journeys made by bus. However, the sector faces significant challenges with the overall number of passenger journeys decreasing and service cutbacks in some places which can leave communities without a public transport option. We believe that the legislative framework governing bus services requires improvement and are consulting on options to do that. Fundamentally,... More
    Closed 5 December 2017
  • The Future of Smart Ticketing in Scotland

    Smart ticketing is an important element of a modern public transport system and is increasingly prevalent in major cities and countries around the world. It offers a number of benefits for users, transport operators and society including greater choice, less cash handling and promoting a modal shift to public transport. This contributes towards the Scottish Government’s Greener Strategic Objective. This consultation seeks views on our proposed framework for nation-wide multi-modal smart... More
    Closed 5 December 2017
  • Consultation on the financial accounting arrangements for Regional Transport Partnerships

    An effective and efficient transport system is vital for Scotland’s economy and necessary for its people to go about their daily lives. The Regional Transport Partnerships (“RTPs”) strengthen the planning and delivery of regional transport developments, and in doing so regularly invest in projects. For financial planning purposes, there is a need to ensure RTPs have the ability to have a surplus or deficit on their Income and Expenditure accounts, and hence the ability to have a General... More
    Closed 12 January 2018
  • Consultation on the use of narrow trenching in Scotland's roads

    This consultation seeks opinion on a proposed revision to the code which is made under Section 130 of the New Road and Street Works Act 1991(“NRSWA”). The Scottish Government believe a revision to the code is now necessary to take into account the increasing use of narrow trenching as a method of installing new apparatus – particularly broadband apparatus throughout Scotland. More
    Closed 7 December 2018
  • Transportation Noise Action Plan

    The Environmental Noise Directive (END) was adopted in 2004 and requires member states to bring about measures which are intended to avoid, prevent or reduce, on a prioritised area basis, the harmful effects, including annoyance due to the exposure to environmental noise. The Directive was transposed through the Environmental Noise (Scotland) Regulations 2006. This consultation applies to Scotland only and seeks the views of those individuals and / or organisations that hold an... More
    Closed 16 January 2019
  • Motorsports On Closed Public Roads

    Scotland has a long and proud tradition in the world of motorsports and the Scottish Government recognise the need to balance the potential for economic benefit and public enjoyment from such events with a high degree of safety, both for spectators and road users. Local authorities currently have the power to authorise a road closure for sporting and leisure events on public roads under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 (RTRA). This does not currently extend to the closure of public... More
    Closed 28 January 2019
  • Amendments to Scottish Road Works Regulations 2018

    Minor amendments are need to both the Road Works (Qualifications of Operative and Supervisors (Scotland) Regulations 2017 and the Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2017. This consultation seeks views on both proposed amendments. More
    Closed 8 March 2019
  • A Consultation on Scotland's National Transport Strategy

    The consultation is on the new draft National Transport Strategy (NTS) for Scotland, which aims to set out a compelling vision for the future of transport for the next twenty years. More
    Closed 23 October 2019
  • Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2020

    As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register in the 2020-21 financial year. The intention is to revoke the 2019 instrument, and replace with a new instrument for 2020. This consultation seeks your views on making this change. Please also provide any relevant information you feel important for future exercises. More
    Closed 24 January 2020
  • Scottish Low Emission Zones: Consultation on Regulations and Guidance

    This consultation on Scotland's Low Emission Zones: Regulations and Guidance gives us an opportunity to seek your opinions on issues of a technical nature that underpin the operation and delivery of Low Emission Zones (LEZs), including the substantive issue of emission standards, exemptions and penalty charges. More
    Closed 24 February 2020
  • Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2030 Draft Public Consultation

    The Road Safety Framework to 2030 sets out a compelling long-term vision for road safety, Vision Zero, where there are zero fatalities and injuries on Scotland’s roads by 2050. The journey to achieving this vision will also include ambitious interim targets where the number of people being killed or seriously injured on our roads will be halved by 2030. Views are being sought to inform proposals for achieving the targets which will be crucial to Scotland having the best road... More
    Closed 1 December 2020
  • Consultation on free bus travel for people resident in Scotland aged under 19

    The Scottish Government intends to launch a new statutory national concessionary travel scheme providing free bus travel for young people resident in Scotland up to their 19th birthday (referred to as ‘under 19s’ or ‘under 19’ throughout this consultation). We anticipate that legislation to underpin the scheme would be required to be laid in Parliament in early 2021 and the scheme would come into effect later in 2021. The consultation will run for six weeks and we are... More
    Closed 7 December 2020
  • Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2021

    As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register in the 2021-22 financial year. The intention is to revoke the 2020 instrument, and replace with a new instrument for 2021. This consultation seeks your views on making this change. More
    Closed 18 December 2020
  • Consultation on the M8 and M9 Trunk Roads (Newbridge to Hermiston Gait) (Actively Managed Hard Shoulder and Speed Limit) Regulations

    The regulations will allow the introduction of an Actively Managed Hard Shoulder (AMHS), for use by certain buses, over a four mile section of the M8 and M9 motorways. This will extend over a four mile section from a point south of the Hillwood Rail overbridge (south of Junction 1 of the M9) in an eastbound direction to the Hermiston Gait Roundabout (Junction 1 of the M8). In a supplementary measure, to extend the 50 mph speed limit on the M9 to M8 eastbound interchange link... More
    Closed 13 January 2021
  • Impact on Islands Communities of Free Bus Travel for Young People Under 22

    This consultation seeks views on the impact on island communities of the introduction of free bus travel throughout Scotland for those under age 22 . More
    Closed 25 June 2021
  • A9 North Kessock to Tore Study - Preliminary Appraisal

    The first phase of this study, the Initial Appraisal (Case for Change), was published in March 2021 and concluded that there was evidence for a ‘Case for Change’ within the study area. We are now progressing through the Initial Appraisal stage of this process which involves reviewing the four Transport Planning Objectives agreed with stakeholders against a number of potential short, medium and long term interventions and consulting with the public to understand wider views on each of... More
    Closed 27 August 2021
  • Workplace Parking Licensing Regulations and Guidance

    The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 introduced a discretionary power for local authorities to implement Workplace Parking Licensing (WPL) schemes. The Act provides the legislative framework for WPL and confers powers on Scottish Ministers to make regulations in relation to certain elements. This consultation provides an opportunity for stakeholders and the general public to offer their views on the key aspects of WPL regulations and guidance that will derive from the Transport (Scotland) Act... More
    Closed 6 September 2021
  • Implementing the bus provisions of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019

    Bus Services are an economic and social cornerstone for Scotland. The sector accounts for three quarters of all public transport journeys and is set to play an increasingly important role in achieving a just transition to net zero by 2045. However, bus patronage in Scotland (and the UK) has been declining since the 1960s with the trend continuing through and beyond the privatisation of the sector following deregulation in 1985. Set against this backdrop, the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019... More
    Closed 6 October 2021
  • Membership of the National Smart Ticketing Advisory Board

    Smart ticketing is an important element of a modern public transport system and is increasingly prevalent in major cities in the UK and in countries around the world. During 2017, Transport Scotland sought the views of stakeholders and the wider public through a consultation into various aspects of smart ticketing, such as the scope of smart ticketing schemes, what forms of transport should be included and what arrangements should be in place to oversee the development of smart ticketing... More
    Closed 13 October 2021
  • Scottish Road Works Register (Prescribed Fees) Regulations 2022

    As in previous years, we intend to create a new Scottish Statutory Instrument accounting for the target cost of operating the Scottish Road Works Register , for the financial years 2022/23 and 2023/24. The intention is to revoke the 2021 Instrument, and replace with a single Instrument in 2022 covering both financial years. This consultation seeks your views on making this change. Please also provide any relevant information you feel important for future exercises. More
    Closed 19 November 2021
  • Scotland's National Transport Strategy Impact Assessments

    Scotland’s National Transport Strategy 2 (NTS2) sets out the vision for Scotland’s transport system to the year 2040. The NTS2 outlines the four priorities for our transport system: Reduces inequalities Takes climate action Helps deliver inclusive economic growth Improves our health and wellbeing The first NTS2 Delivery Plan sets out strategic policies and the broad actions the... More
    Closed 5 January 2022
  • Aviation strategy

    This consultation seeks your views on how to realise our vision for aviation: "For Scotland to have national and international connectivity that allows us to enjoy all the economic and social benefits of air travel while reducing our environmental impact." It covers the transition to low and zero emission aviation, Scotland's international connectivity, Scotland's domestic connectivity and air freight. As the Aviation Strategy will consider both short and long term goals, we... More
    Closed 21 January 2022
  • Scotland's pavement parking prohibitions: pre-implementation directions and regulations for local authorities

    The Scottish Government has been working to improve parking legislation in Scotland in order to tackle the impact of inconsiderate and obstructive parking and ensure that our roads and pavements are accessible for all. As part of this work, The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 bans pavement parking, double parking and parking at dropped kerbs, and gives local authorities the relevant powers to enforce these new provisions. The Act also gives local authorities the power to exempt areas... More
    Closed 11 March 2022
  • 20% car kilometre reduction route map

    In response to the global climate emergency, Scotland’s Climate Change Plan update in 2020 set out a world-leading commitment to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030. Transport accounts for a quarter of Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions, with cars making up almost 40% of transport emissions. Carbon-reduction modelling has concluded that it will not be possible to reach net-zero emissions through technological solutions alone. Reducing car use is essential in order for the transport... More
    Closed 6 April 2022
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