Engagement with external bodies and interest groups is through a series of regional stakeholder fora:-
Walking & Cycling Forum - involves groups, associations and other bodies and individuals representing cycling and walking interests;
Buses Forum - enables engagement with the bus sector, including Community Transport and Demand Responsive Transport providers;
Rail Forum - provides a focus for officer liaison with the rail passenger and rail freight industry and also local rail interest groups;
Freight Quality Partnership - includes Council officers, freight transport associations, Port and Harbour operators, major freight operators and customers;
Equalities Forum - provides a focus for engagement and consultation with relevant equalities groups and other interests on development of the Partnership’s Equalities Scheme and wider equalities obligations in relation to the RTS;
Health and Transport Working Group - focuses specifically on progressing elements of the RTS which relate to access to health care; the impact of transport on health; and the relationship between active transport and personal health and wellbeing, and includes representatives from NHS Tayside, NHS Forth Valley and the Scottish Ambulance Service.
The stakeholder fora will meet as required to consider and consult on development of relevant aspects of the RTS and associated Delivery Plan.