Bus Partnership Fund Programme update agreed at committee

Lucy Johnston News

From Aberdeen City Council

Progress is continuing in nine workstreams including corridor studies which will help to unlock the benefits of the Aberdeen bypass (AWPR), a committee heard today.

The city growth and resources committee approved an update on the workstreams for the Bus Partnership Fund Programme and that quarterly updates will be provided to future committees.

The work being carried out by the programme includes A90 Ellon to Garthdee corridor, the A96 Inverurie to Aberdeen corridor, the A944/A9119 Westhill to Aberdeen corridor, the A92 Stonehaven to Aberdeen corridor, the city centre, the Aberdeen Rapid Transit project, and design and preparation on the South College Street Improvement Project.

Aberdeen City Council transport spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald said: “The work being carried out on all the corridor studies will make a difference to how people move about the city while connecting to Aberdeenshire.

“We look forward to hearing updates on each of the corridor studies.”

Aberdeen City Council was successful in being awarded a grant from The Bus Partnership Fund to be used for the studies and associated workstreams. The Bus Partnership Fund grant award is fully funded by Transport Scotland, and no match funding is required from the Council or other North East Bus Alliance partners.

The Bus Partnership Fund was launched to enable local transport authorities, in partnership with bus operators, to work together to develop and deliver ambitious bus priority schemes to tackle the negative impacts of congestion on bus services.