Category Archives: transport

Call for better hospital buses

Cathy Peattie has called on the Scottish Government to ensure that Forth Valley Royal Hospital has comprehensive public transport provision.
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Free train travel proposal

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has welcomed the proposal to extend free train travel to companions of deafblind people:
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Freight Grants fail to meet demand

After slashing the freight facilities grant from £7.4m, the £2m available for new projects has been massively oversubscribed.
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U-turn needed on fuel duty and VAT

Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie has called for a U-turn on fuel duty and VAT.
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Rail freight cuts: setback for Grangemouth station

Scottish Government proposals to cut rail freight grants are bad news for those campaigning for a Grangemouth rail station, says Falkirk East MSP Cathy Peattie.
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Scottish Government: Snow Ready?

“The Scottish Government were walking on thin ice when they said that Scotland was ready for winter’s worst. But even when they saw the cracks in the ice, they kept walking.”
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Call for U-turn on freight grants

The Scottish Government is making a serious mistake withdrawing grants that have encouraged the transfer of freight from road to rail, says Cathy Peattie MSP.
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Call for action on Rosyth Ferries

Commenting on the changes to the Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry service, Cathy Peattie said:

“While I welcome the improvement in the freight provision, I am disappointed that this is being done at the expense of Scotland’s only passenger service to Europe.

“Norfolkline had reported a rise in passengers travelling to Scotland, so there is clearly demand, and the need for a passenger service is likely to increase.

“I hope that the Scottish Government will engage constructively with the operators to see what can be done to support passenger services.”

Cathy is Deputy Convener of the Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee.

Freeze Damage

Councils are struggling to undo the damage caused by the winter freeze, because they are suffering from the council tax freeze.
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Red-faced for missing green target

“Transport Scotland should lead by example, but instead has failed to meet its own climate change targets,” Continue reading