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.
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.
14 June 2016
This subject profile provides an introduction to walking, cycling, road, rail, air, bus, maritime and freight transport in Scotland.
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.
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.
6 June 2014
This short briefing gives an overview of key facts relating to the availability of concessionary fares on the Edinburgh Trams network.
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
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
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.
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.
23 May 2011
This subject profile provides an introduction to walking, cycling, road, rail, air, bus, waterborne and freight transport in Scotland.
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.
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.
19 February 2010
The Forth Replacement Crossing project is expected to be the biggest single investment by the Scottish Government since devolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
23 July 2008
This briefing outlines the changes to the Scottish passenger rail (ScotRail) franchise agreement.
9 November 2007
Scotland's ferries: this briefing looks at who provides these services and how they are funded.
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.
18 May 2007
This subject profile provides an introduction to road, rail, air, bus, waterborne and freight transport in Scotland.
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