Transform Scotland heralded the resilience of public transport and active travel as the latest Scottish Transport Statistics show a marked increase in journeys in 2021/22 compared to the previous year…Read more
Programme for Government: Rail fare freeze welcomed, but what about bus fares?
Responding to today’s Scottish Government Programme for Government announcement, Transform Scotland director Colin Howden commented: “We’re very pleased that the government has frozen fares on ScotRail, which otherwise might have…Read more
Welsh follows Scots lead on traffic demand management, but also lacks clear path towards delivery
Transform’s policy officer Marie Ferdelman comments upon the Welsh Government’s draft ‘National transport delivery plan: 2022 to 2027‘: “Traffic reduction through demand management is now on the political agenda in…Read more
Decisive decade, or just business-as-usual?
Transform’s director Colin Howden reflects on the National Transport Strategy Delivery Plan, published on 8 June. On the face of it, there is much to welcome and indeed support in…Read more
Concern expressed at scrapping of high-speed capacity serving Scotland
Transform has today written to the UK Department for Transport expressing concern at the scrapping of a section of the HS2 project that would have provided faster journey times to…Read more
Germany’s 9-Euro-Ticket an unprecedented experiment for growing public transport
Transform’s policy officer Marie Ferdelman reports from Germany on the new 9-Euro-Ticket which was introduced today (1 June). Paying just over £7.50 for a monthly public transport pass sounds like…Read more
Welcome for Reston’s restoration to Scottish rail network
Transform Scotland has welcomed the new addition to the Scottish rail network: the reopening of Reston Station. Transform’s rail spokesperson Paul Tetlaw, who visited the new station on its opening…Read more
First-ever Scottish Bus Week launched today by Transform’s #lovemybus campaign
Scottish Bus Week is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate bus! An initiative from #lovemybus (from Transform Scotland) is supported by Paths for All and partners – including First Bus, Stagecoach…Read more
Local Elections 2022: Securing traffic reduction locally
Transform’s policy officer Marie Ferdelman reflects on this Thursday’s Scottish local elections. In two days people across Scotland will be voting to elect their new Councillors. The issues that will…Read more
STPR2: Lack of traffic demand management spoils transport infrastructure strategy
Transform Scotland has today published its response to the Scottish Government’s Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR2). The proposals have much to welcome, with a welcome set of proposals for investment…Read more
Walk, Wheel, Cycle, Vote: four weeks to go until the elections!
Transform Scotland is pleased to be one of the sixty organisations supporting Walk, Wheel, Cycle, Vote. The campaign is asking all candidates for the Scottish local elections being held on…Read more
NPF4: Like NPF3, this plan will fail to deliver without clear capital investment programme
Transform Scotland has today published its response to the Scottish Government consultation on National Planning Framework 4. Our conclusions are that: There are many positive developments in the proposed framework….Read more