What is the SNP position on the concessionary bus pass?
The free bus pass will remain available to everyone in Scotland aged over 60.
How is the SNP improving bus services?
The SNP Scottish Government have invested nearly a quarter of a billion pounds every year in support of bus services, concessionary travel and more incentives for the take up of cleaner, greener vehicles.
How will the SNP use new powers over public sector rail franchises?
The Scotland Act 2016 has given the Scottish Parliament the power, for the first time, to allow a public-sector bid for rail franchises in Scotland. This power was secured by the SNP government, after being repeatedly denied by successive Labour and Tory governments. In our manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections in 2016, we made…
How are the SNP improving Scotland’s transport system for disabled people
Our vision is that all disabled people can travel with the same freedom, choice, dignity and opportunity as other citizens. Over one million older and disabled Scots have benefited from free public transport through the National Concessionary Bus Travel Scheme. We will continue to implement the Transport Act that includes measures to improve accessibility of…
What is the SNP plan for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Service?
There are no plans to privatise these services – they will remain under public control through Scottish Ministers under the terms of any new contract. The public service contract being tendered is to operate lifeline services on behalf of the Scottish Government.
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…
What is the SNP’s position on Air Passenger Duty?
The Smith Commission paved the way for the devolution of Air Passenger Duty to Scotland, but this was held up as a result of state-aid concerns regarding the Highlands and Islands Exemption. We remain committed to finding a solution with the UK Government that would allow for the exemption to remain post-devolution. We will undertake…
How has the SNP improved Scotland’s transport network?
The SNP is committed to the largest transport investment programme that Scotland has ever seen despite relentless Westminster budget cuts. We have completed 23 major improvements to our motorways and trunk roads including the M80 Stepps to Haggs , M74 Completion project and the £745 million Aberdeen Bypass . We’ve connected Glasgow to Edinburgh with…
How will the SNP encouraging active travel?
Since the start of the pandemic we have seen a huge increase in cycling and walking. During lockdown people were encouraged to take physical activity and found their local roads were less busy and felt safer. It proved that people will choose to cycle when they feel safe. We will lock that change in by…