What is the SNP doing to encourage people to use public transport?

We will reduce the use of cars – measured as ‘car kilometres’ – by 20% by 2030, taking car use back to levels last seen in the 1990s.

To make bus travel a more attractive and reliable option, we will invest over £500 million to improve bus infrastructure and tackle congestion and extend free bus travel to everyone under 22 years old.

We will remove the majority of fossil fuel buses from public transport in Scotland by 2023 and invest £120 million in Zero Emission Buses, driving forward a fully decarbonised future for Scotland’s bus fleet and supporting the Scottish supply chain.

We will establish a Community Bus Fund to help support provision of services in local communities and enable Local Authorities to look at delivering different bus services in their area.

We will create a greener, more affordable railway. We will bring Scotrail into public hands from next year and decarbonise Scotland’s rail services by 2035.

We will work with regional transport partnerships to reinstate or develop new railway branch lines across rural Scotland and commuter lines in urban areas, delivering enormous benefits to communities and the regional economy in terms of sustainable tourism and meeting our green travel objective.