Purpose & priorities

Our purpose is to support and advise the Scottish Government on strategy and policy options for transport in Scotland, and increase sustainable economic growth through the development of national transport projects. Our work supports the Scottish Government to deliver their purpose: 

To focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth.

During 2012 – 2015 the government has allocated an investment of £5.4 billion in transport infrastructure and services.

Our delivery priorities, in the context of the government’s purpose and this investment, are connecting Scotland and improving reliability and journey times in order to maximise opportunities for employment, business, leisure and tourism.

We are also fully committed and currently progressing to a low carbon economy in the transport sector through low carbon technology and infrastructure, reducing emissions, tackling climate change and improving air quality.

An Agency of the Scottish Government, we are accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers.

Our Corporate Map details how we will help to deliver the Scottish Government's Purpose, from our five key delivery priorities through to each directorate's individual goals.

Our delivery priorities

Our five delivery priorities are our visible link to the Purpose and Strategic Objectives.

In order to deliver an efficient, cost effective and environmentally sustainable transport we have 50 policy and project commitments that will be pursued under the delivery priorities across the three year period.

These commitments are then broken down into 200 delivery tasks for each directorate within Transport Scotland.