Have your say on Scotland’s National Transport Strategy

Individuals, organisations and communities are being asked for their opinions on developing transport policy at all levels.

The National Transport Strategy review’s aim is to set out an updated vision for Scotland’s transport over the next 20 years.

The early engagement survey is available online to ensure it is widely accessible and will be open to responses until Spring 2017.  It will then be followed by a wider programme of national engagement beginning in Summer 2017 ahead of a full public consultation.

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and The Islands said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to delivering a collaborative review of the National Transport Strategy, by giving stakeholders and communities across Scotland a greater say in influencing the development of transport policy at the local, regional and national level. 

“We are keen to gather views from members of the public and interested organisations across Scotland at an early stage to help us shape the key themes of the NTS review. Throughout the review we will also work closely with Regional Transport Partnerships, local authorities and other key stakeholders through our NTS Review Partnership Group.”

To take part in the survey visit the National Transport Strategy Web Page

Note to Editors

The National Transport Strategy (NTS) sets the long term vision for our transport policies. It was first published in 2006 after the Scottish Government consulted the public, interested individuals and a wide range of organisations on their views for the future of transport in Scotland.

The NTS was refreshed in 2015 and recommended a fuller, collaborative review of the NTS in the next Scottish Parliamentary term. Minister for Transport and the Islands, Humza Yousaf MSP, announced the inception of the full review of the NTS in August 2016. 
The National Transport Strategy Review Partnership Group includes the following organisations:

Transport Scotland
Scottish Local Government Partnership
Regional Transport Partnerships
Scottish Trade Union Congress
Mobility & Access Committee for Scotland
CBI Scotland
Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland
The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation
Scottish Council for Development and Industry
Scottish Cities Alliance
Transform Scotland
Transport Focus
Citizens Advice Scotland
Scottish Chamber of Commerce
Visit Scotland
Age Scotland
Scottish Rural Action
Freight Transport Association
Community Transport Association
Young Scot

In addition to the survey launched today, a Research and Evidence Working Group is being established which will put out a call for evidence in the New Year as part of the early engagement activity associated with the NTS review.  The call for evidence will look to build on our evidence base and identify any gaps in our knowledge.

Published 20 Dec 2016