McAlpine encourages Transport Summit feedback

South Scotland SNP MSP Joan McAlpine is encouraging her constituents to respond to a new Scottish Government report on transport in the region.

The draft report is based on the proceedings of last month’s Dumfries and Galloway Transport Summit, which Joan McAlpine MSP secured for the region.

The summit, held by the Transport Minister Humza Yousaf and Deputy First Minister John Swinney, put the transport priorities of Dumfries and Galloway centre stage.

Commenting, Ms McAlpine said:

“I am delighted to see the publication of this report in line with the Transport Minister’s invitation to the public to comment on transport issues in Dumfries and Galloway.

“During the summit, improvements to the A75 and better links between Dumfries and the M74 were identified as priorities.  Mr Yousaf told us that the Strategic Transport Projects Review (STPR), which identifies priorities up until 2032, was being refreshed and the summit offered an opportunity for the region to have more influence.

“It is vital that we now build on this initial report with further contributions from the local community.

“The Scottish Government is listening - I would strongly encourage my constituents to make their voices heard.”

The six-week engagement period concludes on 31 October 2016.

Interested parties are asked to send any comments to Transport Scotland at:

D&G Transport Summit

Transport Scotland

Buchanan House

58 Port Dundas Road

Glasgow, G4 0HF

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