Date lodged: 21 December 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it supports public transport in Glasgow.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 12 January 2017
In 2016-17 the Scottish Government is providing around £17 million grant funding to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to support public transport in their area. It is for SPT to determine how that funding is utilised, in line with its Regional Transport Strategy.
The Scottish Government is also a full partner in the Glasgow City Deal, now in its delivery stage, and will contribute £500 million over 20 years. The city partners are considering a range of transport projects which improve public transport infrastructure.
In addition, the Scottish Government is committed to invest in rail infrastructure and services to better connect our communities and support sustainable economic growth and jobs across the country. Glasgow will benefit from key projects such as the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvements Programme (EGIP) - £795 million - and at Stirling/Alloa/Dunblane - £159.5 million - and Shotts - £160 million.