Strategic Transport Appraisal – Public Survey

Stuart SmithNews

The Aberdeen City Region has enjoyed significant economic and population growth in recent decades, thanks in the main to a traditionally booming oil and gas industry. However, following the sustained drop in oil prices in recent years, the Aberdeen City Region Deal is seeking to ensure continued economic prosperity for the region by:

  • Maximising the volume of recoverable oil and gas via continued exploration and production in the North Sea Basin and other fields
  • Anchoring oil and gas expertise in the north east, which can be marketed worldwide
  • Developing other key sectors that have a strength in the region, including food and drink, bio-pharmaceuticals and tourism

A programme of significant public sector investment in transport infrastructure, including over £1billion across road and rail projects, is underway, with a significant change in travel patterns expected to follow the opening of the AWPR and the roll out of improvements to rail services. The transport appraisal work being undertaken through the Aberdeen City Region Deal will consider what further transport improvements may be critical to the region remaining an internationally competitive business environment with a secure long-term economic future.

Your views on the existing and future transport problems and opportunities in and around Aberdeen City and Shire are being sought at this early stage of the transport appraisal process to inform the consideration of the region’s transport requirements for next 20 years. This will inform the emerging regional and national strategies.

You can take part in the survey until Friday 9th February 2018.