Scotland’s First Smart Multi-Operator Bus Travel Launched

Stuart Smith 2016, News

Smarter travel is being introduced across the North East as local bus operators and local authorities today launched Scotland’s first smart multi-operator travel.  From Monday (22 August), the popular GrassHOPPER pass which currently exists as a paper ticket only, will go smart, bringing greater convenience to bus passengers across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Customers will now be able to store the GrassHOPPER ticket electronically on a smartcard – either a StagecoachSmart card, a First Touch card or a Grasshopper smartcard – meaning they no longer need a paper ticket and …

Community volunteers to be recognised

Stuart Smith 2016, News

Nominations are now open for the second Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards were established back in 2014 to celebrate individuals who volunteer their time to provide transport for their communities. This gives some of the most vulnerable people access to health and social care services. The event is supported by a wide range of public, voluntary and commercial sector organisations and reflects the objectives of the Grampian-wide Health and Transport Action Plan (HTAP) “for everyone in the region to be able to access the health and social care they …

Partnership Board Vacancy

Stuart Smith 2016, News

The North East of Scotland Transport Partnership (Nestrans) is one of seven statutory Regional Transport Partnerships, established under the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 to take a strategic approach to transport planning and delivery. Working within the administrative areas of Aberdeen City and Shire, Nestrans region covers around 10% of Scotland’s population. We have developed a Regional Transport strategy to complement the region’s Economic Manifesto and Strategic Development Plan mapping out how transport will support and deliver benefits to our economy, our communities, our environment and our quality of life over …

Vacancy for Transport Officer

Stuart Smith 2016, News

Transport Officer Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for Aberdeen City & Shire, are offering the right candidate the chance to get involved in delivering transport changes across the region.  A hard-working graduate committed to partnership working and delivering transport solutions is sought for this full-time permanent position to join a small team in Aberdeen city centre. Further details and application forms are available from myjobscotland website:- https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/aberdeenshire-council/jobs/nestrans-transport-officer-54996 Closing date for this post is Friday 5th August 2016.

Vacancy for Cycling Development Officer

Stuart Smith 2016, News

Cycling development officer required to help pedal projects forward A continuing partnership initiative between the north-east transport partnership Nestrans and sustainable transport body Sustrans Scotland, a vacancy is currently being advertised for a cycling development officer for the north-east. The aim of the role is to help deliver a comprehensive, coherent and high quality active travel network for the north-east. The successful candidate will develop cycling projects and work with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Council officers to prepare bids for cycle route development in the north-east and support Nestrans in …

Funding Bid for Kintore Station Submitted

Stuart Smith 2016, News

It is hoped that a new rail station at Kintore can be further progressed in the coming months, with submission of a major funding application. Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans have jointly submitted a detailed funding bid to Network Rail’s Scottish Stations Fund (SSF), which if successful would provide the funds required to allow the construction of a new station at the north end of the town. Proposals are already well progressed for a fully accessible twin-platform station, along with parking and a transport interchange, at a cost of around £11.6 …

£1.3million cycling boost for North East

Stuart Smith 2016, News

Nestrans welcomes Sustrans’ match funding through Community Links programme Sustainable transport charity Sustrans last week [Thursday, 26 May] announced funding towards the delivery of cycling and walking projects across Scotland.  The regional North East area is set to benefit from investment of £1.3million in new infrastructure to help people of all ages and abilities make more journeys by foot and bicycle. Through its Community Links programme, Sustrans is match funding projects in the region to the value of £669,000 which has been committed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Nestrans.  The …

Extra Venue for Bridge of Dee Consultation

Stuart Smith 2016, News

An additional exhibition venue has been arranged for the public consultation that is being held as part of the assessment process for the Bridge of Dee Study. Members of the public will now also be able to view the consultation information from 12 noon until 8pm on Wednesday 25 May at Kincorth Community Centre, Provost Watt Drive, Aberdeen.  The options that have been considered will be available to view and officers will be on hand to respond to any queries.  Questionnaires will be provided at each venue to allow for …

Bridge of Dee consultation information ready to view

Stuart Smith 2016, News

A month long public consultation is to start on 17 May as part of the assessment process for the Bridge of Dee Study.  This project has been investigating capacity issues and potential opportunities for the existing transport network in the Bridge of Dee area of Aberdeen.  The public consultation information is now available to view on the Aberdeen City Council website. The aim of the consultation is to engage with the public on the options being considered, obtain feedback and report findings as part of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance …

Public consultation to start on Bridge of Dee

Stuart Smith 2016, News

A month long public consultation is to start on 17 May as part of the assessment process for the Bridge of Dee Study.  This project has been investigating capacity issues and potential opportunities for the existing transport network in the Bridge of Dee area of Aberdeen. The aim of the consultation is to engage with the public on the options being considered, obtain feedback and report findings as part of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Part 2 Assessment. Public exhibitions are being held from 12 noon until 8pm as …