Implementation of Part 3 (bus services) of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019

About this consultation

Consultation is an essential part of the policy making process. It gives us the opportunity to seek your opinions. This consultation details issues under consideration and asks you questions about what we are proposing. After the consultation is closed we will publish responses where we have been given permission to do so.

Responses are analysed and used as part of the policy making process, along with a range of other available information and evidence.

Purpose of this consultation

The responses to this consultation will help shape the regulations and supporting guidance for implementing the new bus provisions contained in Part 3 of the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019. These provisions will provide a toolkit of options that can be utilised effectively by local transport authorities to support the resurgence of a vibrant public transport network.

Responses to this consultation will help to inform the Scottish Government’s considerations regarding the implementation of the bus provisions contained within the 2019 Act, as well as the development of supporting guidance.

How to respond

To encourage wide participation, the Scottish Government has created a number of ways for you to engage in this consultation. You can respond online, by email or by post. Details of how to do this are highlighted in below.

Online

You can use the response form on the Scottish Government’s consultation hub, Citizen Space. You can save and return to your response at any time while the consultation is open. Please ensure that your response is submitted before the consultation closes at midnight on 6 October 2021.

You will automatically be emailed a copy of your response after you submit it. If you choose this method, you will be directed to complete the Respondent Information Form, which lets us know how you wish your response to be handled and whether you are happy for it to be made public.

Respond to the consultation online


Email

Send us your response in an email to: BusConsultation@transport.gov.scot. Please include a completed Respondent Information Form.

Post

Send your response to:

Bus Consultation
Bus Regulatory and Funding Policy Unit
Transport Scotland
Area 2-F North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Please include a completed Respondent Information Form.

Deadline

The deadline for responses is 6 October 2021.

Need assistance?

If you need support in answering this consultation or have a query about the consultation process you can send your query to:

BusConsultation@transport.gov.scot

or in writing to:

Bus Consultation
Bus Regulatory and Funding Policy Unit
Transport Scotland
Area 2-F North
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Next Steps

After the consultation has closed, we will analyse all of the responses received and use your feedback to help inform our considerations and development of the regulations and supporting guidance on the implementation of the whole package of bus provisions within the 2019 Act.

Where permission has been given, we will make all responses available to the public on Citizen Space.





Published Date 14 Jul 2021 Mode of transport Status