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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 publish 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 Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) and a new RTS for SWestrans is being developed. SWestrans Regional Transport Strategy 2022-2042 will set the policy and framework for transport delivery in Dumfries and Galloway for the next 20 years.