Public consultation launched on NTS2 for Scotland

Written by Ellie

A new public consultation is underway to examine plans for the next 20 years of transport network development in Scotland.

The National Transport Strategy (NTS2) for Scotland was developed in collaboration with more than 60 partners and has the ambitious aim of developing zero-emission transport infrastructure by 2045.

A vision for the future of Scottish transport

Cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson unveiled the new public consultation at an event in Perth last week.

He stated: “NTS2 sets a clear direction for a future where we have a sustainable, inclusive and accessible transport system that helps deliver a healthier, fairer and more prosperous Scotland.”

Mr Matheson added ambitious plans include the development of more shared transport options, supporting people to cycle and walk more, as well as examining ways to bolster the use of public transport across the country.

A total of £60 million has already been earmarked for the delivery of five proposed schemes to support these aims.

The strategy consultation opened on July 31st and will run until October 23rd this year. All those who wish to have their say on the future plans for Scottish transport are invited to contribute to the discussion.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Developing zero-emission transport infrastructure for the whole of Scotland is an ambitious aim, but one we can firmly get behind.”

Posted on 15th August 2019

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