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Updated Jan 17, 2020

New Transport Act for Scotland published

The Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 15 November 2019 and aims It aims to make Scotland’s transport network cleaner, smarter and more accessible than ever before by empowering local authorities and establishing consistent standards to tackle current and future challenges.

The key parts of the Act are set out below:

National Transport Strategy

The Act requires the Scottish Ministers to prepare and consult on a National Transport Strategy.

This must set out the:

  • vision for transport to, from and within Scotland;
  • strategy for realising that vision; and
  • policies that will implement the strategy.

The National Transport...

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