This item was published during the term of a previous administration that ended in April 2007
£12 million for public transport across Scotland
Funding totalling £12 million has been awarded to Scotland's four Regional Transport Partnerships to help improve public transport in their areas.
WESTRANS in the West of Scotland and the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive are to receive £7.3 million.
SESTRAN in the South East is to receive £2.8 million.
HITRANS in the Highlands and Highlands is to receive £1.5 million.
NESTRANS in the North East is to receive £575,000.
Transport Minister Nicol Stephen said:
"Additional funding will be used to make public transport more attractive, safer, and easier to use.
"Passengers will see the benefits through better information. new buses, improved bus shelters, bus priority schemes, and also measures to make cycling and walking more attractive."
Each Partnership will be responsible for allocating the funding to specific projects.
By 2007, the Executive will be spending £1.4 billion per year on a safer, more efficient transport network, of which 70 per cent will be targeted on public transport.