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.
||Evidence session with Scottish Government Bill Team
||Evidence session with local authorities and regional transport partnerships
||Evidence session - smart ticketing and buses
||Evidence session - low emission zones
||Evidence session - parking and roadworks
||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.
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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.
Committee Member, Colin Smyth visited the Scottish Youth Parliament on behalf of the Committee to attend a meeting of the Transport, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee, and participate in workshops on the Bill.
On 24 October, the Committee held a discussion forum in the Parliament to hear people's views on the Transport (Scotland) Bill. 47 people from a range of community gorups, local authorities and business interests were present. The evening started with a panel of academics briefly sharing their views on the Bill and then discussion was opened up to the floor.
As part of a visit to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport in Glasgow to discuss the Bill, Committee Members visited recent transport developments in Glasgow city centre including a tour of Buchanan Bus Station, refurbished Buchanan Street Subway Station, bus gate at Nelson Mandela Place and Union Street redevelopment.
Work by other Committees