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Dundee LibDems welcome national transport strategy

December 6, 2006 8:34 AM
Michael Charlton, Dundee Liberal Democrats' local party secretary

Michael Charlton welcomes national transport strategy

Dundee Liberal Democrats have today (Wednesday 6th December) welcomed the launch of Scotland's National Transport Strategy by LibDem Transport Minister Tavish Scott MSP.

The strategy sets out priorities to improve journey times and connections, reduce emissions and improve quality, accessibility and affordability of transport across Scotland.

Tavish Scott said, "Scotland's transport system faces strong challenges in the future. Congestion on our roads is increasing, people are buying more cars, and emissions are on the increase.

"The challenges we face are significant, but not impossible. To duck them is not an option. We need to make choices, and we need to make choices now for Scotland's future. We must give people the choice of excellent public transport. We will build new rail lines, invest in strategic road links and improve the bus network."

Locally, Dundee LibDem local party secretary Michael Charlton said, "The fact that the Scottish Executive is giving serious thought to sustainable transport policy over the next 20 years is to be welcomed and the emphasis on bus and rail improvements is plain common sense."

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