In partnership with Transport Scotland Hear the latest from the national transport agency
Delivering the Scottish Governments vision for transport
Brought to you in partnership with Transport Scotland, Road Expo is your opportunity to hear directly from the national transport agency on its transport strategy objectives including:
- The 'Road to Net Zero'
- Climate change adaptation and resilience
- Future mobility
- Flooding on Scottish trunk roads
- Road safety
- EV charging infrastructure
- Ongoing road improvement projects (A38)
Transport Scotland Past Speakers
Fiona Hyslop MSP Minister for Transport, The Scottish Government
Gary Donaldson Interim Climate Change Manager, Transport Scotland
George Henry National Operations Manager for Road Safety Policy and Education, Transport Scotland
Karen Russell Head of Standards, Roads Directorate, Transport Scotland
Gordon Ramsay Design Manager and Project Manager for the A83 Access to Argyll and Bute Scheme, Transport Scotland
Tanja Waaser Project Manager, Transport Scotland
Graeme Campbell Electric Vehicle infrastructure policy and delivery, Low Carbon Economy Directorate, Transport Scotland
Drew Hill Senior Environment Engineer, Transport Scotland
Transport Scotland Past Sessions
Transport Scotland’s Approach to Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience
10:30 - 10:55
- Reviewing the overarching climate change adaptation policy landscape.
- Assessing the climate impacts affecting the trunk road network.
- Discussing the ACCAR policy document, which outlines the key climate risks affecting Scotland’s transport system and sets out our strategic outcomes for Road, Rail, Aviation and Maritime transport networks.
Gary Donaldson, Interim Climate Change Manager, Transport Scotland
Vulnerability to Flooding on Scottish Trunk Roads
11:00 - 11:30
- Introducing applied research into the vulnerability of the trunk road network to flooding.
- Discussing the approach to collaboration in this study.
- What are the applications and key findings/takeaways?
- What are the next steps in developing a framework for defining the vulnerability of roads to adverse weather-related flood events.
Drew Hill, Senior Environment Engineer, Transport Scotland
Karen Russell, Head of Standards, Roads Directorate, Transport Scotland
Neil Ferguson, Senior Lecturer in Transport Engineering, University of Strathclyde
Developing Capacity to Deliver the Safe System
12:40 - 13:00
- Investing to deliver a safe system culture in Scotland with the development of training, education and a Safe System Manual.
George Henry, National Operations Manager for Road Safety Policy and Education, Transport Scotland
Dan Campsall, Chairman, Agilysis
The Vision for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Scotland
10:45 - 11:05
- Overview of the key elements of the Scottish Government’s Vision for Scotland’s Public Electric Vehicle Charging Network published earlier this year.
- Insights into how the Vision fits within the Scottish Government’s overall approach to growing Scotland’s public electric vehicle charging network.
- Update on progress with the £60m EV Infrastructure Fund (EVIF) aimed at mobilising private investment through a partnership approach with Scotland’s local authorities.
Graeme Campbell, Electric Vehicle infrastructure policy and delivery, Low Carbon Economy Directorate, Transport Scotland
A83 Rest and Be Thankful: the Short, Medium and Long-Term Solutions
15:10 - 15:30
- Based on the Scottish Landslide Study, the Rest and Be Thankful is amongst the most highly ranked debris flow hazard sites in Scotland. In recognition of the A83's importance as the primary route into Argyll and Bute a number of measures were initiated in 2012/13 resulting in the installation of debris and rock fall fences, catch pits and hillside planting.
- Following the events in 2020 further catch pits were installed and a hillside monitoring regime was developed to enable the operation of the A83 until a long term solution is implemented.
- This presentation will cover the short-term work carried out to date as well as ongoing monitoring of the hillside, details of the medium-term solution and also the permanent long-term solution consisting of a 1.4km debris flow shelter on the line of the existing A83.
Gordon Ramsay, Design Manager and Project Manager for the A83 Access to Argyll and Bute Scheme, Transport Scotland
Tanja Waaser, Project Manager, Transport Scotland