Ayrshire and south west Scotland transport network comes under spotlight

Road and rail links in Ayrshire and the south west have come under the spotlight as part of a UK-wide review. MSP Brian Whittle is leading calls for vital transport arteries like the A77, A75 and Glasgow South Western Rail Line to receive proper attention.

Farce Road Bridge: Falling ice hits roads maintenance truck as sensors fail again to prevent danger on Queensferry Crossing

FALLING ice hit a roads maintenance vehicle as newly installed sensors failed to stop danger to motorists on Scotland’s showpiece road bridge for the second time in seven weeks, it has emerged. The Herald can reveal that staff from the Transport Scotland appointed roads maintenance firm BEAR Scotland escaped unharmed after ice fell onto their vehicle on the Queensferry Crossing.

Scottish Government snubs PM’s Union Connectivity study

Home local transport today news Scottish Government ministers have snubbed the UK Government’s Union Connectivity Review by not submitting a response to its call for evidence. The review, led by Network Rail chairman Sir Peter Hendy, has two Scots on the five-person expert panel (LTT 27 Nov 20).

Air pollution in Scotland met legal limits for the first time ever – Air Quality News

Scotland has met legal limits for air pollution for the first time since legal limits came into force in 2010, according to new analysis conducted by Friends of the Earth Scotland. The researchers analysed air pollution data from 2020 and found that due to a decline in traffic caused by the pandemic, air pollution levels across the country dramatically improved.

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