As requried under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, Tactran has published a Mainstreaming the Equality Duty Report and a set of Equality Outcomes, which can be viewed here.
Tactran is supporing Dundee City Council in the EU funded ENCLOSE Project. ENCLOSE (ENergy efficiency in City LOgistics Services for small and mid-sized
European Historic Towns) has the objective of raising awareness about the challenges of energy efficient and sustainable urban logistics in small and medium-size historic towns in Europe, including Dundee, and will be demonstrating different methods of addressing those challenges.
The Tactran Annual Report for 2011/12 is now available for download.
A freight page has gone live on tactranconnect.com. It is intended to assist transport controllers/planners and HGV drivers in planning journeys within the region.
The National ACT Travelwise Conference is being held in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Edinburgh on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October.
At the Partnership Board on 12th June Tactran appointed Cllr Will Dawson as continuing Chair and member, Doug Fleming, as Deputy Chair.
Tactran responds toTransport Scotland's consultation on A9 Dualling.
Tactran responds toTransport Scotland's consultation on Rail 2014 Franchise Consultation.
High Speed Rail
Tactran, Nestrans and Hitrans welcome the Fast Track Report on High Speed Rail.
Non Councillor Member
Tactran reappoints Doug Fleming as a Non Councillor member for a further 2 years following the meeting on 13th December.
New life is Being Breathed into Scotland's Oldest Operational Railway Station
at Broughty Ferry - with nine more trains calling daily from Monday 12 December, 2011.
The number of services is increasing from four to 13 a day - Mondays to Saturdays, providing more rail travel opportunities for commuters and day trips as well as late evening services.
Tactran and the RTP Chair's joint response to the Department for Transport's Consultation on Developing a Sustainable Framework for UK Aviation: Scoping Document.
Tactran responds to the Transport Scotland Consultation on Extending Local Bus Registration and BSOG Grant to DRT.
More Trains for Broughty Ferry
Issued on behalf of Tactran and ScotRail
NINE more trains will call daily at Broughty Ferry from Monday, 12 December, it was announced today.
The new calls will improve local connections in the Dundee, Perth and Angus travel to work area - and connections southbound to the Central Belt. The services will also provide new day trip opportunities northbound to Aberdeen.
The enhancements follow Tactran, the Regional Transport Partnership for Tayside and Central Scotland, working with train operator ScotRail, Transport Scotland and Network Rail on proposals which had been identified in the Partnership’s Tay Estuary Rail Study.
The additional calls represent a significant increase to the current four daily calls at Broughty Ferry.
Audit Scotland Transport for Health and Social Care Report Published
Tactran has given a broad welcome to today’s publication of Audit Scotland’s report on Transport for Health and Social Care.
Tactran Chair, Councillor Will Dawson commented :-
“We welcome Audit Scotland’s conclusion that Regional Transport Partnerships, working with our Councils, Health Boards, Scottish Ambulance Service and other partners, have a key role to play in addressing the issues raised in their report”.
“Access to health and the impacts of transport on health are key issues which are already recognised in our Regional Transport Strategy”.
“Audit Scotland recommends that plans should be put in place to achieve efficiencies and improve partnership working. We have been working for some months in collaboration with NHS Tayside, NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Ambulance Service to develop a Regional Health & Transport Action Plan for Tayside and Central Scotland”.
“We believe our Health & Transport Action Plan provides a timely framework for collaborative working with our Health Boards, Councils and other partners to address the issues raised by Audit Scotland’s report.”
The Draft Tayside and Central Scotland Health & Transport Action Plan aims to address not only the issues raised in the Audit Scotland report, about maximising efficiency through improved coordination of transport delivery and better information on the provision of transport to health services, but also promotes increased use of active travel modes - walking & cycling- as a means of improving personal health and wellbeing; looks to reduce the impact transport has on the environment and public health , for example through poor air quality; and encourages wider adoption of more sustainable approaches for NHS staff travel.
The Draft Action Plan has been informed by stakeholder consultation, including with Councils, transport providers, various sectors of the Health service and also patient and other user representative groups. The Plan is currently the subject of formal consultation with the Boards of NHS Forth Valley and NHS Tayside. We are reviewing the key messages and recommendations set out in Audit Scotland’s report, to ensure that these are recognised in our work on taking the regional Health & Transport Action Plan forward.