Our new refreshed Regional Transport Strategy which was approved by Scottish Ministers in July 2015. The refresh updates our original transport strategy and presents a realistic strategic approach to developing transport in the SEStran area, taking into accounts our current capabilities and potential resources.
A Working Group consisting of RTP Lead Officers, Transport Scotland and CoSLA was tasked by the Minister for Transport and Veterans and the Chairs of the Regional Transport Partnerships (RTPs) to examine how RTPs can further assist the Scottish Government (SG) in delivering the National Transport Strategy and Government’s wider Strategic Objectives, and to maximise the role of RTPs in delivering their Regional Transport Strategies.
SEStran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership) appointed Scott Wilson to carry out a high-level evaluation of potential options for a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in the first instance, which could be upgraded in the longer term to Light Rail Transport (LRT) system, linking into the new crossing of the Forth Estuary in the Queensferry Area.
SEStran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership) appointed Scott Wilson to carry out a high-level evaluation of potential options for a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in the first instance, which could be upgraded in the longer term to Light Rail Transport (LRT) system, linking into the new crossing of the Forth Estuary in the Queensferry Area. The study area for this appraisal is the Dunfermline area, which includes Dunfermline and the surrounding Bridgehead, Inverkeithing, Rosyth including Rosyth Port and links across the Forth. This area falls within the “Queensferry” corridor, characterised by high volumes of commuter tidal flow between the Dunfermline area (and its hinterland) and Edinburgh. This report sets out the results obtained on the relative merits of both a new BRT and a new LRT system linking the area.
Our Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) was originally submitted to the Scottish Executive, for ministerial approval on 30th March 2007. It is a blueprint for transport development in South East Scotland for the 21st century, which will form the core of our work for the next 15 years. SEStran and all of the Regional Transport Partnerships were subsequently required to resubmit their Regional Transport Strategies. A copy of the revised strategy, which has now received ministerial approval, is available through the link below.
The Delivery Plan has been produced to accompany the main SEStran Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) document. It provides further details of the measures which are proposed within the RTS, in terms of their costs and the timing of their implementation (including prioritisation), and should be used in conjunction with the main RTS document.
JMP was commissioned by SEStran to consider the establishment of a regional taxicard that would allow holders to undertake a limited number of journeys, without the need to have direct access to a private car whilst providing consistency of provision and equality amongst all SEStran constituent authorities, specifically for the mobility impaired.This is the final report for the SEStran Taxicard Review; and is an updated version of the briefing paper previously issued in March 2008.
SEStran is preparing a replacement Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) to cover the eight council areas in the South East of Scotland. The RTS provides a framework which will guide the future management of, and investment in, transport for the SEStran area. The purpose of this Environmental Report is to set out the findings of an environmental assessment of the draft SEStran RTS.