Public transport capacity will be drastically reduced and people should wear face coverings when travelling as lockdown is eased, Scotland’s Transport Secretary has said.
I read your article in Wednesday’s EE about prospects for the A96 dualling project with great interest (“Concern raised by action group”, May 20, P7).
Transport Secretary reveals the £250 million cost of keeping the trains running during the coronavirus pandemic
Around £250 million of taxpayers’ cash has so far been spent on keeping ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper trains running during the coronavirus pandemic, it has been revealed.
Wearing face coverings on buses and trains in Scotland could become compulsory as part of a review into public transport during the coronavirus crisis.
Scotland’s rail operator has reported 97.6% of its trains were on time in the last month, as it switched to a reduced timetable due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Scots took slightly more car and bus journeys last week than they did at the beginning of the lockdown, according to the latest transport data.
Officials have been urged to take action to halt the planned closure of rail works in Scotland which puts around 100 jobs at risk.
Ferry companies and port operators need urgent support to stop routes being axed as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Scotland’s Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has said.
The Scottish Government has pledged to pay bus companies the amount of funding projected in this year’s budget regardless of the number of passengers who use services.
A number of measures are to be carried out to improve safety on a major north-east road in the next year.
The transport departments of Scotland and Northern Ireland have called for commitments from the UK Government, including that it does not “encroach” on devolved powers by building a link between the two countries.
The contractors behind the AWPR are set to receive an additional £65 million.
A campaign group has called for Transport Scotland to halt a consultation to dual a major north-east route.
Huge sections of “prime agricultural land” in the north-east will be affected by one of Transport Scotland’s proposed A96 dualling routes, said a campaign group.
Aberdeen leaders have prepared an emergency motion in a bid to scrap planned changes to city bus routes.
A government minister has praised the impact the £350 million expansion at Aberdeen Harbour will have on the north-east.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson reaffirmed that a major north-east road will not be dualled along the existing route – despite repeated calls from campaigners.
The Scottish Transport Secretary has donated bikes and helmets to two north-east organisations.
The Transport Secretary will not meet north-east campaigners calling for the Scottish Government to dual the existing A96.
The transport secretary has insisted he “will not be held over a barrel” by Aberdeen bypass contractors.
The Transport Secretary has demanded answers from Aberdeen bypass contractors after yet another deadline was missed.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has said Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL), contractors for the project, have been cautioned against “cutting corners” in order to get the route open in time for January.
Pressure is mounting on contractors, with the target date to open the final section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) of the end of January now just over a week away.
Aberdeen University is to be awarded a share of more than £200,000 to improve cycling on campus.
As yet another deadline is missed to open the final stretch of bypass, Transport Minister Michael Matheson writes he is losing faith in the contractors.
The milestone comes as a call was made for a public inquiry to be held into the project’s handling, with a north-east MP arguing the public has a “right to know what has gone wrong”.
A further discussion between the parties is due to take place this week to try to get this section of road open, which has been completed for a number of weeks but held up by a contract issue.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson will meet contractors behind the AWPR project at a crunch meeting later this week.
The Scottish Government and contractors should “bash their heads together” to get AWPR sections open as soon as possible, opposition politicians have said today.
Contractors behind the AWPR project have not been “entirely straight” with the Scottish Government, the Transport Secretary Michael Matheson today claimed.