I am pleased as Chief Executive of Transport Scotland to present our three-year Corporate Plan. This plan showcases how we will take forward the Scottish Government’s priorities and focus investment over the next three years to continue to support the strategic outcomes for transport:
- improved journey times and connection;
- reduced emissions; and
- improved quality, accessibility and affordability.
The plan recognises the work that we will be doing to set Scotland on the path to having a world-class and innovative transport network, building on our developing reputation for delivering truly transformational projects and programmes for the benefit of the economy and society.
Our forthcoming work in setting a new National Transport Strategy, co-produced with the people of Scotland, refreshing our investment strategy for major transport projects and reviewing our policy, legislative and funding frameworks will be key to shaping our ambitions and realising a bright future.
An exciting focus of our forward work programme will be on delivering key Programme for Government commitments including those relating to ultra low emission vehicles and active travel.
I recognise that our work increasingly requires team work — within my organisation, across government and with stakeholders and the wider public.
To ensure that we maximise the value of joint working, I am committed to ensuring that colleagues in Transport Scotland have the right skills, the right leadership, the right tools and greater levels of public engagement so as to make a positive difference in delivering the substantial programme of work that we have set ourselves.