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Scotland Set to Double Spending on Transport

Magazine article Public Finance

Scotland Set to Double Spending on Transport

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The Scottish Executive has performed well against most of its transport targets but should provide a fuller picture of what is being achieved for a rising, multi-billion pound investment, auditor general Bob Black has said.

In a report published on September 29, Black stated that spending on transport in Scotland next year will be more than double the figure in 2OO2/O3 when it stood at £9OOm. By 20O5/06 it had increased to about £1.5bn 'and is expected to rise to £2.3bn' by 2OO7/08, the report stated.

Black said: 'There is a huge challenge ahead in developing a transport network that balances support for economic growth against the need for a sustainable transport system that minimises impact on the environment.'

According to the report, Scottish Executive: An overview of the performance of transport In Scotland, expenditure is being increasingly targeted towards public transport. …

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