Delays to the Scottish Government’s review of public transport fares will hit the most vulnerable, ministers have been warned.

Sustainable transport group Transform Scotland – which boasts local authorities, transport operators and universities among its members – released a report reviewing the Government’s commitments on the issue and their progress.

Ministers were praised for the increase to the active travel budget and the roll out of free bus travel for under-22s, but the group warned about progress on the so-called fair fares review, which was commissioned in 2021 and had its publication delayed until the end of this year.

Laura Hyde-White, the author of the report, said: “The delayed progress on the Government’s fair fares review is deeply concerning, especially during a cost of living crisis which sees more and more Scots struggling to meet their transport costs.

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