Transport Scotland launches Community Bus Fund

The Scottish Government has launched the Community Bus Fund, to support local transport authorities to explore the options for bus services set out in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019, and improve public transport in their areas. More than £5 million is being made available as part of the shared policy programme with Green MSPs, with greater […]

Transport Scotland releases details of £13.4m asset management framework

Transport Scotland has announced it is set to start the procurement process for a multi-supplier framework agreement covering asset management technical services. It has released a prior information notice for the framework, to help Transport Scotland manage and analyse trunk road asset data, according to Ground Engineering. The asset management technical services will need to […]

East Dumbartonshire introduces EV charging tariff

An cost for charging electric vehicles using council-owned charge points in East Dumbartonshire will be introduced next month. Installation of charging points began in 2016, with the Council now operating 17 across the area, and was initially funded by Transport Scotland, while the usage until now has been subsidised by the Council to encourage people […]

New Tender opportunity launched for A9

The Contract Notice for the construction of the £150 million A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project has been published by Transport Scotland. The organisation says this follows an extensive market consultation exercise resulting in a new contract designed to attract more bidders to the competition after only one bid last time around. It is anticipated […]

Transport Scotland sets out A9 plan

New procurement rules to find contractors to dual the A9 and a raft of safety measures are being promised by Transport Scotland to sort out notorious road. The letter from Lawrence Shackman, the director of major projects at Transport Scotland was written to the Inverness Courier in response to the newspaper’s crisis summit on the […]

Applications open for Forth Road Bridge tours

Applications are now being taken for free guided tours of the Forth Road Bridge, hosted by Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland. The tours will take place on Saturday 23 September as part of Doors Open Days, Scotland’s largest free festival “that celebrates places and stories, new and old”. Guided minibus tours will depart every […]

Transport operators come in for praise after cycling world championships in Scotland

Transport operators and the public are being praised for playing “a pivotal role” in delivering a successful Cycling World Championships for Scotland. Hundreds of millions of people around the world tuned in to see a series of cycling events across the country, which Transport Scotland says “showcased our breath-taking scenery and stunning historic landmarks, over […]

First phase of ground investigations to get underway at A83 Rest and Be Thankful

Preparations for work to reduce the risk of landslips at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute is getting underway, with a ground investigation providing a detailed geotechnical understanding of the ground conditions, this being essential to inform the detailed design and construction of the first phase of the Old Military Road […]

Scottish Transport Secretary promises review of contract terms

Scotland’s transport secretary Màiri McAllan is promising to ‘urgently work on Transport Scotland’s contract terms’ to make them more favourable for future procurements on the dualling of the A9. She made the commitment at The Inverness Courier newspaper’s A9 Crisis Summit eent, after it was claimed that the terms and conditions of Transport Scotland’s contracts […]


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