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Transport policy

It's a bumper ticket to ride

A BUS service that costs £50,000 a year to carry an average of 10 people each day is believed to be Britain's most expensive public transport service.

Axing ferry 'poses serious threat to Scots economy'

TRANSPORT leaders have said the end of a passenger ferry service between Rosyth and Zeebrugge will have "serious economic consequences".

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Road death figures fall to all-time low

The number of people killed on Scotland's roads last year fell to the lowest level since records began, a new survey revealed today.

Drivers back warnings of damage to the roads

MOTORISTS are having to negotiate an average of 13 potholes on their standard daily route, a new survey reveals.

Rush-hour drivers to use hard shoulder

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Stewart Stevenson has been urged to let rush-hour commuters use motorway hard shoulders.

£4 million plan to drive down cost of bus fares

BUS fares could be driven down as part of a £4 million plan to offset fuel duty, it was announced today.

Will this scheme turn out to be a bridge too far after all?

NEWS that the Forth Road Bridge might not be in as poor a state as first thought has led to calls from environmentalists to scrap the new crossing planned to replace it. But the pleas seem likely to fall on deaf ears.

Forth Road Bridge: 'It is unthinkable that there would be no alternative'

THE news that the Forth Road Bridge may have a longer life span than had been feared is encouraging. But it should not be taken as a signal that the process of planning a replacement crossing should be slowed or even halted.

City opts to think again on gas-guzzler parking charges

TRANSPORT officials have been ordered back to the drawing board over plans to introduce higher parking charges in the Capital for the most polluting models of car.

Boost for West End traders as tram work to finish early

PARTS of Shandwick Place are to be fully opened up to shoppers from the start of next month as tram utility diversion work is finished ahead of schedule.

Park car for free near tram route

FREE parking spaces will be created on council-owned land along the trams route in a bid to help ailing traders, under plans being considered by city leaders.

City given a bumpy ride for tunnel delay

CYCLING groups today hit out at the delay on work to create a new cyclepath and walkway in an abandoned railway tunnel near the city centre.

Web access on city to Glasgow train would net economy £3m

INTRODUCING free internet access on trains between Edinburgh and Glasgow would be worth more than £3 million to the Scottish economy, a new study has claimed.

A bigger rail network will keep Scotland on track to success

MATCHING our transport infrastructure to people's need and desire to travel is hugely challenging. Getting passengers into public transport and freight off the roads would have benefits to individual and environmental health.

Drivers' road pricing doubt

ALMOST 90 per cent of drivers do not trust the Government to deliver a fair system of road pricing, a survey of 17,500 AA members showed today.

Trams work: I'm sick of it . . We'll have to move out

As Princes Street prepares for seven months of upheaval to make way for the coming of the trams, JOANNA VALLELY visits an eerily quiet Leith Walk to find out how traders, shoppers and residents are coping. The roadworks started there last summer and are now driving many to distraction.

Watchdog in rail warning

RAIL watchdog Passenger Focus has warned track operator Network Rail to keep to its schedule of works over the Easter bank holiday weekend.

Banks 'want to fund new Borders link'

BANKS and financial institutions are already expressing interest in helping to fund the reopening of the Waverley rail line from Edinburgh to the Borders, Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson told MSPs today.

Busy roundabout to be replaced causing further disruption

MOTORISTS are set for even more roadworks misery when a £1.7 million project to revamp one of the city's busiest roundabouts gets under way.

SNP accused of stalling as only 6 miles of A9 gets green light for upgrade

MINISTERS have been accused of lack of urgency in improving one of Scotland's most important roads after it emerged early plans for dualling of the A9 will focus only on a six-mile stretch.

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