Regional Transport Strategy submitted for consideration

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Nestrans 2040, the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the North East of Scotland has been submitted to the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity. As the Regional Transport Partnership for the area, Nestrans have a statutory duty to develop and deliver the long-term regional transport strategy and take forward strategic transport improvements that support and improve the economy, environment and quality of life across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The development of the RTS has been a two year process, involving a considerable amount of research, consultation and engagement with key …

Travelknowhow Scotland : Free Travel Planning Workshop

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The pandemic has changed how, and if, we travel; with many people now working from home, travelling far less or in different ways. Has this impacted the ways in which employees and visitors may want to travel to your organisation? Coming up on Monday 22nd March: We have a FREE Travel Planning workshop from Travelknowhow Scotland, for organisations in #Aberdeen and #Aberdeenshire: As well as helping to develop a workplace travel plan, the workshops will help organisations to navigate the many schemes, funding opportunities and active and sustainable travel behaviour initiatives that are …

Moving Towards Net Zero: Presentations

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

The following presentations from the Net Zero event are now available to watch on YouTube. You can view all as a playlist, or view the individual presentations here: Nestrans presentation Aberdeen City Council presentation Sustrans presentation Aberdeenshire Council presentation Living Streets Scotland presentation Active Nation Commissioner’s presentation NHS Grampian presentation The answers to the Q&A session questions will also be posted shortly.

Call for volunteer drivers

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Could you help transport people to their COVID vaccine appointment? A Grampian-wide call for volunteer community transport drivers to support the COVID vaccination programme has launched today. Community transport is playing a vital role helping those who need help to travel to their COVID vaccination appointments. We are receiving an increasing number of requests for help across Grampian and need more volunteer drivers. The recruitment drive hopes to attract volunteers able to drive their own vehicle. The Royal Voluntary Service will manage volunteers and assist the efforts being made to …

Moving Towards Net Zero and a Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, and Safer City & Shire

Lucy Johnston 2021, News

Organisations across the North East are coming together to showcase walking & cycling projects that are improving how we travel around the area. Nestrans, along with Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Councils, and NHS Grampian, will be presenting to elected members, local authority officers, and representatives from key partners. The event, ‘Moving Towards Net Zero’, will detail the ongoing and upcoming active and sustainable travel projects that aim to make the area cleaner, greener, healthier, and safer. Topics include the new Regional Transport Strategy, Active Travel Action Plans, the Integrated Towns project, …

Citizens invited to make views known via values simulator

Lucy Johnston 2021

A special online simulator to gauge citizens values was launched by Community Planning Aberdeen (CPA) today (Monday 01 March 2021). Aberdeen City Council and Police Scotland as key members of CPA have invested in the online software as they recognise the challenges faced by citizens living in some localities to engage and participate in community planning. While targeted community engagement is undertaken primarily through the Locality Empowerment Groups and Priority Neighbourhood Partnerships, the simulator will enable CPA to gauge more generally the attitude, priorities and values of the people and communities across Aberdeen. Key to …

A step-change in public transport

Lucy Johnston 2021

An ambitious project that would offer an opportunity to revitalise public transport in the North East has been welcomed by members of the Nestrans Board as they finalise the next Regional Transport Strategy. Today (Wednesday, 10 February). Nestrans Board members were joined by Clive Robinson, Transport Projects Programme Manager for the Department for Infrastructure Northern Ireland, to discuss Belfast’s rapid transit system, the Glider (pictured). As a flagship project of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS), the Aberdeen Rapid Transit (ART) system could provide a step change in public transport for …

URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

Lucy Johnston 2021

Could you help patients travel home safely from hospital this winter? A Grampian-wide search to help find new volunteer community transport drivers was launched in December. Community transport plays a vital role for those who need help travelling to health and social care appointments. As the NHS enters a busy winter period, supporting patients who are ready to travel home after their stay can make an enormous difference to services and their availability. The recruitment drive hopes to attract volunteers able to drive either their own vehicle, or potentially, one …

WORLD’S FIRST HYDROGEN DOUBLE DECKERS TO START THEIR ROUTES TOMORROW IN ABERDEEN

Lucy Johnston 2021

The world’s first fleet of double decker hydrogen buses is being officially launched into service tomorrow in Aberdeen. Run by First Bus – Scotland’s largest bus operator – in a project led by Aberdeen City Council, the hydrogen buses represent a major step forward in reducing climate change, as cities across the world witness how far innovation in the transport industry has come. The zero-emission fleet emits nothing more than water from its exhausts as the fuel is made from just wind and water. Furthermore, plans are in place for Aberdeen …

Invest East Coast Rail calls on the government to invest now and future proof the East Coast Main Line

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Press release from Invest East Coast Rail (Consortium of East Coast Mainline Authorities (ECMA)). One third of the UK population lives within 20 minutes of an East Coast Main Line station accounting for 47% of the UK’s economic output Research shows that the line is vulnerable to disruption, costing the UK economy £46 million in 2018 Investment in the existing line could deliver over £11 billion of wider economic benefits Invest East Coast Rail is calling on the UK and Scottish governments to invest in the East Coast Main Line, …