Transport

The Union Connectivity Review and Unionism

Author / Creator: Daniel Wincott

Media type: Article

Date published:

The Irish Sea Bridge is not the only example of the UK government being tempted to intervene unilaterally in devolved infrastructure plans.


APD Cut: A Flighty Economic Case

Author / Creator: Craig Dalzell

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: April 2016

The case for the Scottish Government’s proposal to half and then eliminate Air Passenger Duty with the stated goal of boosting tourism in Scotland is examined and found to be counter-productive.


Air Departure Tax: A Post-Brexit Analysis

Author / Creator: Craig Dalzell

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published: February 2017

The Scottish Government’s plan to cut Air Departure Tax and to eliminate it entirely at an unspecified future date. There is significant evidence that the economic impacts of the cut will not be as great or as beneficial as has been claimed.


A Public Future for Scotland’s Railways

Author / Creator: Lewis Bloss

Media type: Policy Paper

Date published:

Railways should be publicly run. Before privatisation, public ownership and operation of the railways under British Rail was far more efficient than some popular caricature suggests. public operation would also present an opportunity to incorporate greater responsiveness to social needs into governance structures. Railways should be part of Scotland’s overall long-term transport strategy.