Date lodged: 7 June 2018
To ask the Scottish Government when the public engagement phase of the West of Scotland Transport Study will begin, and what action it is taking to promote this to help increase participation.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 21 June 2018
The engagement phase will begin this summer and will include a range of formats including a public online survey. Transport Scotland will work with a variety of stakeholders including Dumfries and Galloway Council, The Ayrshire Roads Alliance (comprising East and South Ayrshire Councils) SWestrans and Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) to encourage wide participation. This builds on the successful approach to engagement adopted in 2017 in the Borders Transport Corridors study which reached around 3000 people, groups and businesses.