National Transport Strategy: Helps our economy prosper

This is an excerpt from Scotland's draft National Transport Strategyproviding an overview of one of the four priorities of NTS2. 

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Scotland will have a transport system that will help deliver sustainable, inclusive economic growth enabling the whole country to flourish.

Transport plays a key role in delivering Scotland’s Economic Strategy. It enables firms to have efficient access to suppliers and customers. It allows people fair and affordable access to reach the jobs where they can be most productive and boost household incomes through improving access to employment. Our transport system:

  • Will get us where we need to get to: network and services will be integrated effectively with spatial and land use planning and economic development, and adapt to changing requirements of people, businesses and visitors.
  • Will be reliable, efficient and high quality: everyone needs to be confident about how long a journey will take, and that it will be simple and comfortable to make. We will be able to plan our lives, to get to work on time, access education and training and to deliver goods efficiently and keep businesses running smoothly.
  • Will use beneficial innovation: new products, services and technologies are developing fast and altering our lives and our places dramatically. We will seize opportunities to improve our transport system and realise economic ambitions.

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