Regional Transport Strategy

The Regional Transport Strategy sets out a vision for a transport system for the South West of Scotland that delivers the internal and external connectivity required to sustain and enhance the region's economy and communities whilst minimising the impact of transport on the environment.

SWestrans Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) was agreed by the SWestrans Board on 25 April 2008 after an extensive consultation exercise and approved by Scottish Ministers in June 2008. The RTS Delivery Plan was agreed by the Board on 27 March 2009.  The RTS covers the period up to 2023 and can be viewed by accessing the links below:



SWestrans has a statutory duty to draw up a strategy for transport within its region.  Following the publication of the National Transport Strategy 2 in 2021 all Regional Transport Partnerships are undertaking a new RTS and a new RTS for SWestrans is being developed.

SWestrans has prepared a draft Case for Change Report to seek views and feedback from our partners and stakeholders on the key outputs of this strategy development process to date.

The draft Case for Change Report and the supporting Equalities Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment can be found here:

Icon for pdf SWestrans RTS Case for Change Report April 2022 [5.99MB]

Icon for pdf SWestrans RTS Case for Change EqIA April 2022 [572.65KB]

Icon for pdf SWestrans RTS Case for Change SEA April 2022 [568.9KB]

The link to the online questionnaire where you can provide feedback on the draft Case for Change Report and supporting documents can be found here:

Please note the consultation will open on Monday 25th April and will close at 23.59 on Sunday 5th June 2022.