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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 Scotland and in Wales. The Welsh Government has just published its National Transport Delivery Plan 2022, which features car demand management. “Wales has followed Scotland’s…

Transform’s role in holding Government to account remains as critical as ever: 2022 annual report published

We’ve today published our new Annual Report. This year’s report focuses on our top three priorities for 2022: Cut road traffic by 20% by 2030;  Make public transport more affordable than driving; Switch spending from new roads to sustainable transport. Transform’s acting chair Stuart Hay notes in his ‘Message from the Chair’ that: “Scotland now…

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 the new National Transport Strategy Delivery Plan.  There is a commitment to deliver safer roads, improve health and well-being through an extension in active travel,…

Achieving 20% reduction in car kms: A question of logistics

We have today published the video and minutes from the Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport meeting that took place on Tuesday 24 May. At this meeting Clare Linton, the policy and research advisor at the Urban Transport Group, presented on the decarbonisation of freight and logistics; followed by Professor Iain Docherty from the University of…

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 Scotland and provided a realistic alternative to short-haul flights from the Scottish Central Belt to London. In the letter to Westminster transport secretary Grant Shapps…

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 day courtesy of Transpennine Express, said: “Monday was a memorable day for the village of Reston and it’s surrounding catchment area. Not since the 1960s…

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 Scotland, Lothian Buses, Borders Buses, West Coast Motors, Glasgow Citybus  – Scottish Bus Week will be delivered in partnership with CPT Scotland. Full details here:…

Too few Scottish businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking finds 

Together with Transport & Environment (T&E), Europe’s leading campaign group for clean mobility, Transform Scotland is today launching the Travel Smart campaign to encourage companies to fly less while achieving more. Transform Scotland and T&E have published a groundbreaking benchmarking of 230 global companies based on their business travel practice. Top companies are defining targets…