North East transport strategy prepares for wide-ranging consultation

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

The transport vision and direction for the north east for the next 20 years enters its last lap. Nestrans’ draft Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) will shape transport policies and actions for the period up until 2040. Next week Nestrans Board members will discuss the full draft document along with proposals for a final round of consultation. As the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, Nestrans has a statutory duty to produce and deliver the strategy, known as ‘Nestrans 2040’. To date, the strategy has had input from …

Nestrans welcome National Transport Strategy (NTS2)

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

The National Transport Strategy for Scotland (NTS2) was published on 5th February 2020. Chair of Nestrans, Councillor Sandra Macdonald, welcomed it’s publication. “The National Transport Strategy provides a strong foundation for our developing Regional Transport Strategy. The priorities in the national document are consistent with our vision to develop a safer, cleaner, more inclusive and accessible transport system in the north east, which contributes to healthier, more prosperous and fairer communities. “The national strategy, combined with the extensive engagement we have already undertaken with our stakeholders, gives us a clear framework for …

Park & Ride figures on the increase

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

The number of cars using Park & Ride sites across the region is on the increase, according to the latest figures from Nestrans. Members of the North East’s Regional Transport Partnership heard that over 440 drivers per day are making use of bus-based Park & Ride sites in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, an increase of 6.8% on last year’s numbers. The figures come after Nestrans completed its annual patronage spot-surveys across the five bus Park & Ride sites (Bridge of Don, Ellon, Kingswells, Craibstone and Newtonhill). The data collected was …

Can you help influence the long term vision for transport in the North East?

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Over the last few months Nestrans has been seeking your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) for the north east of Scotland.  The partnership has a statutory duty to produce and deliver an RTS to set the vision and direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years. In May 2019 we launched a consultation website www.nestrans2040.org.uk and since then have made available a range of discussion papers on topics related to the development of the RTS. These discussion papers cover: The affordability of …

Can you help influence the long term vision for transport in the North East?

Lucy Johnston 2019, News

Nestrans, the Regional Transport Partnership for the North East of Scotland, is looking for your input to help shape the next Regional Transport Strategy (RTS). The partnership has a statutory duty to produce and deliver an RTS to set the vision and direction for transport in the region for the next 20 years. With the opening of the AWPR and some of the essential rail upgrades underway, a significant proportion of the current RTS has been achieved and it feels that the time is right to look ahead to the …