Have your say on transport in the Borders

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LIDDESDALE residents and businesses are being encouraged to give their views to Transport Scotland on the strategic transport network.

The survey is part of the wider Borders Transport Corridors Study being undertaken by Transport Scotland, part of the Scottish government’s commitment to examine the case to extend the Borders Railway and improve the A7, A68 and A1.

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Scottish Borders Council’s executive member for roads and infrastructure, said: “The study is looking at how the transport network connects the Scottish Borders to the key markets of Edinburgh, Newcastle and Carlisle.

“This study will look at the future needs of our area and cross-border connections and we would encourage everyone to get involved and have their say on these key routes and where improvements could be made.”

Councillor Mark Rowley, executive member for business and economic development, added: “The transport routes running through the Borders to cities and services outside our region are vital for trade, encouraging tourism and our quality of life.”

The deadline is August 11 and the survey is at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Borders_Transport_Corridors_Study

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 3:53PM
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