Scottish National Party members have overwhelmingly backed the creation of a National Transport Company in a bid to meet “challenging” climate targets.
The pro-independence newspaper The National reports that delegates passed a resolution calling for the creation of a public transport company by 492 to 20, supporting the installation of “core charging and refuelling infrastructure” to be introduced across the country for electric cars and low carbon vehicles ahead of a ban on new petrol cars due to be introduced in 2030.
The paper adds that it also stated that the National Transport Company should meet annual targets for the creation of these services and that the infrastructure will be owned and operated “for the public good”.
Introducing the idea, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan said, “Let’s make no mistake, net zero is not a choice, it has to happen. If Scotland can set up an investment bank, why can’t we set up a National Transport Company?
“Now I accept there will be challenges along the way, there always will be, however the rewards for Scotland and the planet can provide an outcome that we can all be proud of.”
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