Response to Central Scotland Transport Corridor Study Plans
It is clear that there are still problems with the funding of public transport in Scotland that are yet to be answered. Local authorities appear reluctant to spend money on public transport schemes and often do not possess the expertise required to pick the right projects. Old war wounds caused by the loss of council-owned bus operations and other political misgivings must not be allowed to get in the way of the creation of a high quality public transport network. Friends of the Earth Scotland believes that the creation of Transport Authorities or PTEs with teeth and direct funding will be required to bring the required high-quality integrated transport network to Scotland.