Date lodged: 5 February 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether Transport Scotland benchmarks its performance against that of local authority roads departments and, if not, for what reason.
Answered by: Michael Matheson 20 February 2019
Transport Scotland does not routinely benchmark performance against Local Authorities. Transport Scotland measures road condition differently to Local Authorities and the purpose, usage, and levels of services for trunk and non-trunk roads are very different and are not directly comparable.