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Scottish Budget must prioritise sustainable transport to tackle climate change

Transform Scotland has welcomed the Environment Committee’s warning that cuts in the Scottish Budget could hinder the Government’s action on climate change, but stresses that more needs to be done to tackle transport emissions. Successive Scottish Budgets have prioritised unsustainable transport ahead of public transport, walking and cycling, resulting in transport now being the largest source…

Scottish Budget: Regressive aviation tax cut proposals undermine improved transport plans

The Scottish Government has today revealed its draft budget for 2018-19. Among the key announcements for the transport budget were: A continued commitment to cut Air Passenger Duty Bus budget increased by £14.7 million Ferry services budget increased by £59.5 million Roads budget decreased by £135.5 million Rail budget increased by £33.0 million Doubling of…