Transport

SB 17-16 Seat Belts and School Transport (Scotland) Bill

13 March 2017
The Seat Belts on School Transport (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Gillian Martin MSP on 28 February 2017.

SB 17-07 Draft Climate Change Plan and Scotland's Climate Change Targets

30 January 2017
The Scottish Government published ‘The draft Climate Change Plan – The draft third report on policies and proposals 2017-2032 ’ on 19 January 2017.

SB 16-55 Transport in Scotland

14 June 2016
This subject profile provides an introduction to walking, cycling, road, rail, air, bus, maritime and freight transport in Scotland.

SB 16-09 Closure of the Forth Road Bridge

22 January 2016
The Forth Road Bridge (FRB) was temporarily closed to all traffic at midnight on 3 December 2015, on the advice of specialist bridge engineers, after the discovery of defective steelwork.

SB 15-55 Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill

11 September 2015
The Footway Parking and Double Parking (Scotland) Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Sandra White MSP on 20 May 2015.

SB 14-40 Edinburgh Trams: Concessionary Fares: Frequently Asked Questions

6 June 2014
This short briefing gives an overview of key facts relating to the availability of concessionary fares on the Edinburgh Trams network.

SB 14-30 Walking and Cycling

25 April 2014
This briefing provides background information on walking and cycling as forms of transport in Scotland. It gives a brief summary of walking and cycling statistics, policy and funding plus other related topical issues

SB 13-24 An Introduction to Community Transport

30 April 2013
This short briefing provides an introduction to community transport in Scotland, outlining the legislative framework governing its operation and providing information on community transport operator and driver licensing

SB 13-01 Forth Road Bridge Bill

10 January 2013
The Forth Road Bridge Bill was introduced in the Scottish Parliament by Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities on 11 December 2012. This briefing discusses the Bill.

SB 12-24 Cycling

28 March 2012
This short briefing provides background information on cycling as a form of transport in Scotland.It provides a brief summary of cycling statistics, cycling policy and funding plus other topical cycle related issues.

SB 11-34 Transport in Scotland briefing

23 May 2011
This subject profile provides an introduction to walking, cycling, road, rail, air, bus, waterborne and freight transport in Scotland.

SB 10-90 Scotland's Transport Networks: Winter Weather briefing

7 December 2010
Scotland’s road, rail and air services have recently experienced severe disruption due to heavy snowfall and low temperatures. This briefing looks at which organisations are responsible for the maintenance of these services.

SB 10-62 Cycling in Scotland: Update 2010 briefing

28 September 2010
This briefing provides information on cycling as a form of transport in Scotland, a summary of national policy developments, lists cycling organisations and outlines the funding regime for cycle-related capital projects.

SB 10-17 Forth Replacement Crossing First Principles briefing

19 February 2010
The Forth Replacement Crossing project is expected to be the biggest single investment by the Scottish Government since devolution.

SB 10-14 Forth Replacement Crossing Analysis of Costs briefing

18 February 2010
The Forth Replacement Crossing project is expected to be the biggest single investment by the Scottish Government since devolution, with an outturn cost in 2016 estimated to be in the range £1.72 billion to £2.34 billion.

SB 10-05 Forth Crossing Bill briefing

25 January 2010
The Forth Crossing Bill seeks to grant Scottish Ministers the necessary powers to construct a new cable stayed road bridge over the Firth of Forth, adjacent to the existing Forth Road Bridge.

SB 09-48 Cycling in Scotland briefing

31 July 2009
This short briefing provides background information on cycling as a form of transport in Scotland. It provides a brief summary of national policy developments and cycling statistics, lists key cycling organisations.

SB 09-02 Concessionary Travel briefing

8 January 2009
The Scottish Government operates two national concessionary travel schemes. This briefing outlines the background to these schemes, how they operate and details of their financing.

SB 08-43 High Speed Rail (Updated) briefing

8 September 2008
This briefing outlines some of the key technologies behind high speed rail operations. It also highlights some of the costs and benefits of high speed rail and charts the development of high speed rail in the UK.

SB 08-38 Amended ScotRail Franchise briefing

23 July 2008
This briefing outlines the changes to the Scottish passenger rail (ScotRail) franchise agreement.

SB 07-56 Ferry Services in Scotland briefing

9 November 2007
Scotland's ferries: this briefing looks at who provides these services and how they are funded.

SB 07-49 Abolition of Bridge Tolls (Scotland) Bill briefing

13 September 2007
This briefing describes the ownership and management of the Forth Road Bridge and Tay Road Bridge and explains the operation of the current tolling systems.

SB 07-23 Transport in Scotland Subject Profile briefing

18 May 2007
This subject profile provides an introduction to road, rail, air, bus, waterborne and freight transport in Scotland.

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