Modern Transport System

The Modern Transport System (MTS) is the transport strategy to 2011 for north east Scotland developed by Nestrans in 2002/2003.


It is an integrated package of measures, contained within 14 strands, to improve the economy, accessibility and environment of the north east. Progress in delivering the MTS is detailed in the Projects section of the website.

The MTS was developed and appraised through the Scottish Executive’s Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG). It draws on the Local Transport Strategies developed by both Councils in 2000 and also research into integrated transport strategy conducted by Halcrow and the Scottish Executive’s Sustainable Transport Study for Aberdeen. The MTS strategy was endorsed by the Scottish Executive in January 2003 and now forms the basis for the development of the longer-term regional transport strategy to 2021 being developed currently by Nestrans.

A copy of the original STAG analysis is available here.