Highland Liberal Dems have set out plans to improve public transport by empowering Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (Hitrans) with more funding to develop and operate its own integrated ticketing scheme.
Transport in the north, particularly connecting train, bus and ferry services have often been blighted by timetables not coinciding leading to long waits as well as passengers needing different tickets for the various modes of transport.
The Lib Dem candidate for the Caithness, Sutherland and Ross seat, Molly Nolan, said the plans would make it much easier to “use a bus, train and ferry to travel across the Highlands and Islands all with the one affordable smart ticket”.
The proposals will be included in the party’s manifesto for the forthcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections and would see regional transport agencies such as Hitrans put on an equal footing to Transport for London.
It would allow Hitrans to – and other regions transport partnerships – to set…