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 partners, stakeholders and the community.

The new strategy document looks towards the year 2040, and succeeds the 2013 refresh of the 2008 RTS. Nestrans 2040 represents a significant shift in direction for the North East and, taking its overall direction from the recently published National Transport Strategy, it is one of a new generation of strategies with a focus on interventions to deliver against the four key pillars of equality, climate, prosperity and well-being.

The final strategy was presented to and approved by the Nestrans Board on 10 February 2021. It was then submitted to the Cabinet Secretary on the 24 March 2021 for his consideration.

If endorsed by the Cabinet Secretary, the formal adoption of the strategy and commencement of delivery will begin later this year.