Transport (Scotland) Bill


About the Bill

The Transport (Scotland) Bill was introduced by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay MSP, on 8 June 2018.

A Bill for an Act of the Scottish Parliament to make provision for low emission zones; to make provision for and in connection with the powers of local transport authorities in connection with the operation of local bus services in their areas; to make provision about arrangements under which persons may be entitled to travel on local bus and other transport services; to prohibit the parking of vehicles on pavements and prohibit double parking; to make provision in connection with the status of the office of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner, the Commissioner's functions and the regulation of road works; to make provision in connection with regional Transport Partnerships and to adjust the number of members on the British Waterways Board; and for connected purposes.

SPICe Briefings

Stage 1

12 September  Evidence session with Scottish Government Bill Team 
19 September Evidence session with local authorities and regional transport partnerships
3 October Evidence session - smart ticketing and buses
24 October Evidence session - low emission zones 
7 November Evidence session - parking and roadworks
21 November Evidence session with the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity


The Committee launched a survey and call for views which are now closed. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.

We encourage everyone to fill in a short anonymous online survey to share your views.

The survey can be accessed here.

If you would like to submit detailed comments on the Bill. please send a written submission on any parts of the Bill.

Before making a submission, please read our privacy notice about submitting your views to a Committee. This tells you how we process your personal data.

Please use the template provided to format your submission. This includes the Data Protection Form. Fill this out and return it with your submission.

Please send your submission to:

Read the submissions received

Visits and Events

The Committee held an informal video conference with London transport stakeholders about their experience of low emission zones, smart ticketing and bus regulation, in the context of the Committee’s work on the Transport (Scotland) Bill.


    Work by other Committees


    Contact the Committee

    Email address:

    This website is using cookies.
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website.