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Consultation on a New Regional Transport Strategy 2024-2034

We are working on a new Tayside and Central Scotland Regional Transport Strategy to consider the challenges and opportunities that have arisen since 2015, not least the Climate Emergency declared by the Scottish Government and our constituent Councils.

During Summer 2021 we sought your views on issues that should shape the strategy and during Summer 2022, we sought your views on the potential options that could address these issues (please see ‘A New Regional Transport Strategy: Supporting Documents below).

We have taken all the input provided so far to inform a consultation draft of a new Regional Transport Strategy.

We must recognise the different characteristics of our rural and urban communities whilst addressing the climate emergency and ensuring that there is good access for everyone to where they need to get to. This means we will need to take new approaches to how we travel. We need to understand all views so that the changes that are required are delivered in as fair and equitable manner as possible.

We now want to understand your views on the draft strategy and its associated impact assessment reports: The strategy is available at:

You can submit input to this stage of consultation until 27th October 2023. Your comments will be presented to the Tactran Board and will inform a final draft of the strategy which the Board will consider for submission to the Minister for Transport.

If you require help in responding to this consultation, for example an alternative version of the consultation in easy read format or in alternative language, please contact us at info@tactran.gov.uk. If you are responding by email or post please send responses to:


Bordeaux House

31 Kinnoull Street

Perth PH1 5EN


A New Regional Transport Strategy: Supporting Documents

Identification of Issues

Main Issues Reports: RTS Main Issues Storymap

Main Issues Reports: Main Issues Report (pdf)

Consultation on the potential impacts of the RTS on people and place May 2021

Report to Partnership 14 September 2021: A New Regional Transport Strategy: Objective Setting & Appendix A

Consultation Summary: Regional Transport Strategy Update Note January 2022

Objective Setting

Report to Partnership 14 September 2021: A New Regional Transport Strategy: Objective Setting & Appendix A

Options Identification and Assessment

SEA Scoping Report December 2021

Options Consultation: A Conversation about changing how we travel

Options Consultation: A long version of ‘a conversation about how we travel’ document and questionnaire

Options Consultation: A short version of ‘a conversation about how we travel’ document and questionnaire

Achieving a 20% reduction in car-km: Options for the Tactran Region

Quantitative Public Opinion Research

A conversation about changing how we travel: Consultation Summary

Drafting Strategy

Appraisal Summary Tables

RTS Targets – draft

Monitoring Framework Summary Sheet

Draft Integrated Impact Assessment – Final draft

Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Regional Transport Strategy 2015-2036

Our Regional Transport Strategy sets out a vision for improving the region’s transport infrastructure, services and other facilities over the period to 2036. Our Vision is to deliver:

a transport system, shaped by engagement with its citizens, which helps deliver prosperity and connects communities across the region and beyond, which is socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable and which promotes the health and well-being of all.

The Tactran Partnership Board and Minister for Transport and Islands approved the finalised Regional Transport Strategy Refresh in July 2015 giving it statutory status.

Other Regional Transport Strategy Documents

Regional Transport Strategy 2015 – 2036

Delivery Plan 2016-2021