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Views sought on future transport investment in South West Scotland

Published: 19 Sep 2018 10:00
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Online survey launched  

Transport Scotland is keen to hear views and ideas from all of those with an interest in transport in South West Scotland through an online public survey launched today and available for the next eight weeks.
 
We want to hear from people living or working in the south west of Scotland on problems and opportunities associated with the transport network as we start the process of planning transport investment for the next 20 years.
 
The survey is part of the work going on to produce a South West Scotland Transport Study which is considering possible improvements to road, rail, public transport and active travel on key strategic corridors in the region. Findings from the study will then be considered as part of the second national Strategic Transport Projects Review.
 
The Online Survey is available to complete with all responses requested by 14 November 2018.
 
An online Placecheck tool has also been set up to allow the public and interested stakeholders to record specific comments on transport issues in the study area, including potential improvement options, using an online map of the study area. 

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Matheson said:

"This study is a great example of collaboration between national, regional and local government to really get to the heart of how transport affects the lives of everyone living, working or travelling through South West Scotland.

"Engaging with transport users including the public is an important part of this study and the Online Survey is a great opportunity for people to put their views across. I would encourage anyone with an interest in transport in the South West of Scotland to complete the online survey so their views can be taken into consideration.

"This transport study is considering how we can improve road, rail, public transport and active travel on the key strategic corridors including those served by the A75, A76, A77 and A701 together with the railway corridors to Stranraer and Carlisle via Kilmarnock and Dumfries, with a focus on access to the ports at Cairnryan. 

"It will identify a range of options for improving transport that can be considered as part of the second Strategic Transport Projects Review which will look at future transport infrastructure projects for the whole of Scotland."