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Transport Scotland was created on 1 January 2006 as the national transport agency of Scotland. It is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government's Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department and accountable to Scottish Ministers. The Agency is headed by a chief executive who is directly accountable to the Cabinet Secretary for Finance & Sustainable Growth, John Swinney.[1]

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Organisation

The Agency is divided into six directorates. They are

  • Business Improvement & Corporate Services
  • Finance
  • Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS)
  • Rail Delivery
  • Strategy & Investment
  • Trunk Roads: Network Management

Transport Scotland works in partnership with private sector transport operators, local authorities and government. It also works closely with the four current voluntary regional transport partnerships (RTPs). The Scottish Executive is bringing forward legislation for the creation of statutory RTPs which will be able to take a strategic view of the transport needs of people and businesses in each region.

The parent department, the Transport Group of Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning remains responsible for:

Transport Scotland are also responsible for managing Traffic Scotland.

Railways

In September 2008 Transport Scotland announced that all First ScotRail trains (including from the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport) would be eventually repainted in a new, blue livery with white Saltire markings on the carriage ends. The livery would remain unchanged in the event of a change of operating franchisee. [1]

Regional Transport Partnerships

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West

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport

South West

SWESTRANS

South-East

SESTRANS

Central and Tay

TACTRAN

North-East

NESTRANS

Highlands and Islands

HITRANS

Shetland

See also

References

  1. ^ "Scottish Cabinet". Scottish Executive. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Scottish-Cabinet. Retrieved 2007-05-26.  

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