Date lodged: 5 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to (a) promote the use of and (b) improve public transport in the North East Scotland parliamentary region.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 27 July 2017
We are investing over £1 billion annually in public transport, including local bus services, and other sustainable transport options, such as cycling to encourage people out of their cars across Scotland. We are also working with stakeholders to develop legislative options for improving bus services and to inform future policy developments on Scotland-wide multi-modal smart ticketing.
More specifically to the North East Scotland parliamentary region, the introduction of High Speed Trains and retention of class 170s will support the delivery of more rail services and greater capacity all across the north and east of Scotland during