26th May 2020

Responding to new transport guidance shared today by Cabinet Secretary Michael Matheson MSP & the publication of the Scottish Government’s Transport Transition Plan, Dr Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of the Scottish Chambers of Commerce said:

“When and how we return to the workplace is a pressing priority for businesses, employees and customers. Today’s guidance is a helpful starting point on the role public transport will play and the modifications we can expect.

“Changes to capacity, ticketing and timetabling across transport options will mean employers will have to adapt to the guidance and remain flexible as we manage a phased return to the workplace.

“Given the constraints that will exist in the public transport system, local authorities should actively review local policies such as minimising car parking fees to help reduce the costs for employers and our employees.

“Business will proactively work with transport operators to ensure safety of our employees and customers as we re-design the transportation of our people, customers and goods.”

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