THE Scottish Executive's new national transport strategy has come under fire for making no mention of a new Forth Road Bridge.
A NEW crackdown on speeding drivers that will include more average-speed cameras was announced by ministers yesterday to cut accidents and reduce carbon emissions on major routes.
ROAD tolls and high speed rail links are at the heart of transport plans revealed today by the Scottish Executive.
MINISTERS were today set to unveil a long-awaited 20-year blueprint for the country's transport infrastructure.
HOW often do we inadvertently eavesdrop mobile phone conversations on the train that start: "I'm running late ... pass on my apologies ... I'll be there as soon as I can"?
CAR-FREE zones around schools are to be piloted within two years as part of a £10 million Scottish Executive scheme to tackle the school run.
EXPERTS have questioned how a stretched budget is going to pay for a high speed rail link between Edinburgh and Glasgow as part of Scotland's most ambitious transport overhaul in a century.
A REVOLUTION in Scotland's overloaded and outdated transport network is being planned by ministers, with the introduction of bullet trains and controversial road tolls.
IT IS the year 2025, and a businessman from East Kilbride is preparing to head to work in Edinburgh. He gets into his car before 7am, hoping to escape the maximum 80p per kilometre charge which comes with using the roads during rush hour. He heads to the rail station at Croy. Arriving there, he parks in the 2,000 capacity multi-storey car park and hops on board one of the regular trains to Edinburgh. Within 18 minutes, he is pulling into Waverley.
SCOTTISH ministers will next week challenge the Treasury to promise tax cuts to compensate rural Scots for the introduction of road charges of up to £1.20 a mile.
A SWEEPING review of UK transport policy today warned that toll charges on trunk roads and in cities were "inevitable" and put a high-speed rail link from Scotland to London on hold.
RAIL passengers travelling to and from Edinburgh are facing fare hikes of as much as 12 per cent in the new year.
SCOTLAND today stands on the brink of an infrastructure boom. Major transport projects now clamour for attention. Taken together, they could transform our society and economy, providing something akin to a China-style Great Leap Forward in connectivity and access.
Just who looks out for cyclists' interests? The largest cycling organisation in the UK, with 70,000 members, is the Cyclists' Touring Club (CTC) founded in 1878 as the Bicycle Touring Club.
THE firm responsible for maintaining Edinburgh's busiest roads has failed to win a new contract from the Scottish Executive.
A NEW express rail link between Edinburgh and Glasgow is set to be one of the key transport pledges to be made by the current coalition in Holyrood ahead of next year's elections.
PAY-AS-YOU-GO road charging will be backed in a study by Rod Eddington, the former BA chief executive, next month, it was claimed yesterday.
SCOTLAND will be the first country in the world to have a national smartcard system to cut bus fare fraud, ministers announced yesterday as they launched a pilot of the delayed scheme.