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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... 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,... More
    Closed 3 June 2016
  • Traffic Regulations for the Queensferry Crossing and Approach Roads

    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... More
    Closed 23 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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
  • SRWR (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... More
    Opened 25 October 2019
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