The Transport (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent on 5th August 2005. Details
have now been published appointing various days for the coming into force of
its provisions:

On 14th September 2005:
Section 1 which deals with the establishment of Regional Transport Partnerships
and Section 13 providing for the transfer to Scottish Ministers of certain
rail functions came into force.

On 10th October 2005:
The remainder of Part 1 (Sections 2 to 12, 14 and 15) and Schedule 1: paragraphs
1 to 10 and 12 to 19 which make provision in relation to Regional Transport
Partnerships, came into force, along with Sections 16 and 17 and Schedule
2 relating to the
creation and functions of the Scottish Road Works Commissioner, and a variety
of miscellaneous provisions inof the Act.

On 3rd April 2006:
Sections 41, 42 and 43 which relate to the Public Transport Users' Committee
for Scotland will come into force along with Schedule 1 paragraphs 11
and 20 relating to the participation of Transport Partnerships in community
planning and freedom of information.

The remaining provisions of the Act which have still to come into force are
sections 18 to 39 and Schedules 3 to 7 all of which relate to road works, and
section 49 which relates to badges for vehicles used for disabled people.

Details of the provisions of the Transport (Scotland) Act, while at the Bill
stage, were the subject of an article in Open Door of 5 November 2004. Please
email to opendoor@shepwedd.co.uk if you would like a copy of that article.

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