|Public Transport Decarbonising Inquiry Jul 2023||CPG convenor Graham Simpson MSP said: “In recent years, the Scottish Government has made some ambitious commitments to bus, rail and ferry decarbonisation, as part of its plans to cut climate emissions. The Parliament has a key role in ensuring that these targets are met. The Cross Party Group will take stock of progress and review the next actions required to ensure that emissions are cut in an efficient and timely manner. “This work follows on from the Cross Party Group’s successful inquiry into traffic reduction last year which used expert evidence to set out a set of recommendations the Government should consider when progressing policies to reduce car kilometres by 20% by 2030.” Trams were omitted from this call but we have lobbied successfully for their inclusion and our response is posted here and has been accepted as evidence from Light Rail UK Group and LRTA members||Cppg Sustainable Transport|
|CPSTG: Bus Decarbonising Jun 2023||We are not opposed to buses as a method of public transport, in fact we support this mode particularly on low passenger feeder routes.||Cppg Sustainable Transport|
|CPPG:Scotland: 1st Meeting 27 Jan 2022||New Parliamentary cross-party group established to study sustainable transport policy, Published 25 November 2021 by Transform Scotland Today 27 Jan 2022 saw the first meeting of the proposed Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport. Following today’s meeting, a formal proposal will be made to the Scottish Parliament to establish the group. It was agreed that the purpose of the group is ‘To raise the profile of sustainable transport, with a particular focus on cross-modal issues, within the Scottish Parliament, and to promote policies and priorities relating to sustainable transport.’||Cppg Sustainable Transport|
|CPPG:Scotland Inaugural Minutes||The chair noted that this initial meeting had been convened in order to establish a new CPG in Session 6. The invitation to join had been issued to all MSPs as well as members of the Session 5 CPGs on Rail and on Cycling, Walking & Buses. The new CPG still has to be approved by the Parliament, but he was confident that it would be confirmed. The chair was keen that this should not be a ‘talking shop’ as there was considerable concern about lack of progress in previous groups. The chair proposed the following Purpose for the CPG: “To raise the profile of sustainable transport, with a particular focus on cross-modal issues, within the Scottish Parliament, and to promote policies and priorities relating to sustainable transport.”||Cppg Sustainable Transport|
|CPPG:Scotland Inaugural Minutes||Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport Transform Scotland provides the secretariat for the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Sustainable Transport. The purpose of this group is ‘to raise the profile of sustainable transport’, with a particular focus on cross-modal issues, within the Scottish Parliament, and to promote policies and priorities relating to sustainable transport.||Cppg Sustainable Transport|
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