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SCOTTISH TRANSPORT FORUM URGES TRAFFIC CUT MEASURES

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The Scottish Transport Forum is urging new Scottish secretary Donald Dewar to take a stronger lead in reducing traf...
The Scottish Transport Forum is urging new Scottish secretary Donald Dewar to take a stronger lead in reducing traffic, reports The Scotsman (p9).

In its first report since the election, the forum says the Tories' green paper on transport included a substantial roads programme without measures for cycling and public transport.

A future white paper on the issue in Scotland should make sure spending on those areas was not cut, it said. If charges were introduced for road use, the funds should be directed to public transport not roads.

The forum, which includes transport companies, the environmental lobby and local authorities, is expected to be more influential with a Labour administration than it was with the Conservatives, The Scotsman reports.
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