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					  4/5/2010                                                          Regional Transport Strategy                                                     nestrans
                                                                         Progress Report




Sub Strategy 1: The external connections strategy                                                                                            ® = MTS project
Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                         Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions       Project/Action Progress                                            Budget       To be done                        Target           Status
EC1 - Rail Links and Services
EC1b:             Rail Utilisation Extended platforms at Insch and Elgin to permit 6              Nestrans to submit joint NE bid
Improved train    Strategy         carriage trains by Scotrail in 2009. Bid being                 by 30 Sept to Transport
capacity, comfort                  developed, with all station visits undertaken and              Scotland Access for All Small
and reliability.                   opinions being gathered amongst disability                     Schemes fund for 2010/11,
                                   groups in the City and Shire.                                  which provides grants up to
                                                                                                  £250K per scheme to improve
                                                                                                                                                        ↑
                                                                                                  disabled access and integrated
                                                                                                  accessible transport solutions
                                                                                                  to railway stations.
EC1c:               High Speed   Nestrans included in stakeholder group with Scottish             HS2 will report its initial
Support for High    Rail         Chambers of Commerce, City of Edinburgh Council,                 recommendations for the
Speed Rail                       Glasgow City Council, SPT, SEstrans, Scottish                    service between London and
connections to                   Enterprise, and Edinburgh-Glasgow Collaboration to               Birmingham by the end of
London, which                    produce a fully developed business case for                      2009, but UK Gov transport
benefit the north
east.
                                 extending high speed rail links between Scotland and
                                 England for submission to High Speed Rail 2 (HS2),
                                                                                                  minister Lord Adonis has asked
                                                                                                  HS2 to examine the potential
                                                                                                                                                        ↑
                                 the company formed to progress UK high speed                     for expanding high speed
                                 links. Work is progressing and further details in                services into the north of
                                 information bulletin                                             England and Scotland.

EC2 - Strategic Roads
EC2a:              Aberdeen      The AWPR Public Local Inquiry Reporters have                     Start construction                2010
Overcoming         Western       submitted their report and recommendations to
constraints on the Peripheral    Ministers. Ministers will now review the report                  Complete construction             2012
network that have Route ®        and recommendations before making their
a direct impact on               decision on whether or not to proceed with the
travel to/from the
north east, such
                                 scheme. Accommodation works discussions                                                                                ↑
                                 have commenced with landowners and/or their
as the A90                       Agents. Construction of the replacement
through Dundee.                  International School of Aberdeen has commenced
                                 on site with work scheduled to be completed by
                                 summer 2010.




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Overcoming
constraints on the
network that have
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travel to/from the                                                             Progress Report
north east, such
as the A90
through Dundee.
Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                                          Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions        Project/Action Progress                                                Budget                   To be done                   Target          Status
                   Balmedie to    PLI started on 18 August 2009 at the White Horse                                 Subject to successful outcome 2012/13
                   Tipperty ®     Inn, Balmedie and heard submissions on the line                                  of the statutory process, it is
                                  of the planned dualling and the compulsory                                       estimated work will start in 2010
                                                                                                                   and take around 2 years to
                                                                                                                                                                  ↑
                                  purchase of land needed for the scheme. It
                                  concluded on Thursday 20 August.                                                 complete.
                   A90 Access     Study to identify improvements and P&R site - final ACC actual 08/09 =           Costed and prioritised list input
                   from the South report published on Nestrans website spring 08.         £69.5K Capital,          to Delivery Plan. Preliminary
                   study ®        Benefit:cost ratios being investigated for left turn    14.7K Revenue            design and cost estimate for
                                  segregated lanes at King George VI bridge.                                       King George VI Bridge
                                  Increased lane on Wellington Rd northbound              09/10 = £200K            segregated left turn lanes to
                                  approach to Hareness roundabout, whilst                 capital and £100K        be reviewed to see if costs
                                  providing journey time benefits is not considered revenue                        can be reduced.
                                  value for money given estimated scheme costs
                                  and short time period before a larger scale
                                  improvement is proposed. Short term proposal to
                                                                                                                                                                  ↑
                                  introduce signals on the Langdykes Road arm of
                                  Souterhead roundabout being progressed.
                                  Preliminary design to be undertaken into the
                                  replacement of Souterhead/Wellington Rd
                                  roundabout with signalised junctions. Project
                                  feasibility and development of long term options at
                                  Bridge of Dee also to be progressed.

EC2a              Access from       ACC has commissioned a study to identify a            08/09 Rev = £10K
(contd)           the North Study   package of integrated transport measures to improve (with 5K accrued to
                  (An Integrated
                  Transport
                                    access from the north. Consultation held jointly with 9/10 for consultation)
                                    that for Berryden from 25 May - 3 July. Consultation                                                                          ↑
                  Solution)         responses being analysed and draft of final study
                                    report being prepared.

EC2a
(contd)




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EC2a                                                                       Progress Report
(contd)


Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                           Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions     Project/Action Progress                                              Budget         To be done                      Target              Status
                New Forth      Notice inviting bidders for the main crossing and                    Tender process for design and Opening 2016
EC2a            Crossing       connecting roads was published in OJEU at end                        build contract and
(contd)                        June and shortlist of bidders to be determined to                    Parliamentary Bill introduced
                               take part in the tender competition that will start                  towards end of 2009.
                               at end of 2009. Community information displays
                               being held in the vicinity of the crossing in
                                                                                                    Construction to begin in 2011.
                                                                                                                                                         ↑
                               August to show the latest landscaping and
                               mitigation plans for the project. Further details can
                               be viewed on Transport Scotland's website.

EC4 - Connections by sea
EC4b:             Aberdeen       Trackwork to install two 300m rail sidings, further to 2           Two new rail sidings installed at To be completed
Improved access Harbour          existing sidings. Planning application to reconstruct              Waterloo yard                     by Spring 2009
and facilities at                and realign quays along the south side of the river -
ports and                        involving the Torry and Maitland quays - to create 6                                               To be completed
interchange with                 new deepwater berths with River Dee Dock filled in                 Other planned phased work to    in 2011
passenger                        to provide a back-up area to support shipping                      commence in 2008
ferries.                         operations to be considered by ACC Planning
                                 Cttee on 23 July with recommendation to forward
                                 to Scottish Ministers with a willingness to                                                                             ↑
                                 approve. Point Law redevelopment continuing with
                                 next phase to include realignment of Clyde St and
                                 surfacing of adjacent areas to provide additional
                                 operational space. Former roundhouse at north
                                 pier is being refurbished and turned into office
                                 accommodation. Harbour is to welcome 11
                                 cruise calls in summer 09.




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Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                           Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions       Project/Action Progress                                            Budget         To be done                       Target        Status
EC5 - Connections by Air
EC5a:             Airport Access - Final report on website. Brief developed to                      Impact of Dyce Dr and
Support           Dyce Dr/Argyll quantify effect of lane reallocation at Dyce Dr/A96                proposed Brent Road
expansion of      Rd Junction      roundabout and determine whether a review of                     improvements to be monitored.
direct            study            the upstream signalised junctions on Dyce Dr is                  Report to Board on subject of
destinations from                  required. Brief to be issued and tenders returned                bus/taxi lanes and ped/cycle                     ↑
Aberdeen and                       by end Sept                                                      measures on Dyce Dr delayed
frequency of                                                                                        pending outcome of surveys.
popular services.
                 Joint RTP       Paper 6: International connectivity by air and sea                                                                 ↔
                 Aberdeen              to Remote area connectivity
                                 Works 15:create car park (new deck on top of                       New domestic and international
                                                                                                                                                    ↑




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Sub Strategy 2: The internal connections strategy                                                                                                              ® = MTS project
Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                                         Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions      Project/Action Progress                                                   Budget                 To be done                          Target           Status
IC1 - Rail
IC1a:            Crossrail ®    CrossRail STAG2 report finalised. Rail Action Plan         £30K Revenue for       Local timetables and on-line
Increased                       continuing to be developed. Journey time survey on         local stations         information on station facilities
frequency of                    Aberdeen to Inverness complete - further work to be        publicity and          and how to access them to be
services between                undertaken. Kintore Station to be investigated as          timetables.            given within "getabout" website
Inverurie-                      part of the Aberdeen - Inverness line improvements                                and accessibility booklets to
Aberdeen-
Stonehaven
                                and meeting being arranged with Network Rail and
                                Transport Scotland to discuss progress.Average
                                                                                                                  be produced - works ongoing
                                                                                                                  to develop this.
                                                                                                                                                                          ↑
through                         passenger no's per week reported by Scotrail at
Aberdeen                        Inverurie in 24 weeks prior to timetable
Crossrail and                   improvements were 4,159, which has increased
improved                        to 5,244 in 24 weeks after the change.
services to      Inverurie town Meeting held 19 Aug with DB Schenker (who now              £477.7K ITF funding    Network Rail agreed to
Inverness.       interchange ® own freight yard) and Network Rail and options              remains towards this   investigate whether the current
                                are to be considered and a further meeting held            project and A93 Park   proposal at Port Elphinstone
                                on 22 Sept.                                                & Ride and
                                                                                           completion of Info
                                                                                                                  meets the "equivalent capacity"
                                                                                                                  requirement and to determine                            ↑
                                                                                           Kiosks.                how big an extension would be
                                                                                                                  required at Raiths.

IC1b:              Laurencekirk   Laurencekirk station officially opened by the Minister   £400K Capital in
Proposed new       Station ®      for Transport on Monday 18 May. MTM Construction         9/10 for car park
station at Kintore                awarded contract for car park construction. Works
and further                       complete on the car park and wall area, with a           AC actual to mid
development of                    return to site in September and project                  Aug = £210K
the rail system to
be set out in the
                                  completed by mid Sept. Average passenger                                                                                                ↑
                                  numbers of 1,257 per week recorded at
Rail Action Plan                  Laurencekirk in first 6 weeks since reopening
                                  (this would lead to an 80% increase on annual
                                  pre opening estimates if sustained).




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Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                                         Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions        Project/Action Progress                                                    Budget              To be done                       Target        Status
IC2 - Road Improvements
IC2a:              Route action on A920 Riverside Rd/South Rd Ellon Traffic                   Invoiced to end     Await final measurement
Strategic Roads strategic roads signalisation. Works completed
Capacity           in
                                                                                              08/09 = £103K
                                                                                              (further 35K
                                                                                                                  from Hunter Construction.
                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
improvements – Aberdeenshire                                                                  expected)
tackling           ®                Cookston Rd/Muirend, Portlethen - Contribution to         Invoiced to end     Discussion ongoing
constraints at                      construction of traffic signal junction with pedestrian   March = £20.5K      regarding progress of design
A90 Ellon -
Peterhead, A96
                                    phases and cycle links. Additional traffic
                                    assessment complete but land problems ongoing
                                                                                              (further 39.5K
                                                                                              expected)
                                                                                                                  following receipt of traffic
                                                                                                                  modelling report.                                ↑
west of Inverurie,                  issue and full budget allocation couldn't be achieved
                                    in 08/09.
Haudagain
IC2b:              Safety lining
                   White            NESJPSG Road Safety Forum agreed towithin City
                                    Priority routes being jointly identified take             £300K Capital       Final North East Scotland Road                   ↑
Strategic Roads and LED stud and Shire areas based on accident stats and
Safety             upgrading        checked against maintenance                               AC actual to end
improvements –                      programmes.Budget split £175K AC, £125 ACC.               Jul £408
alignment and                       ACC has identified Scotstown Rd to date for anti-
junction
improvements on
                                    skid surfacing. AC to carry out A947 route                                                                                     ↑
                                    appraisal and signs lines and studs, BT post
A90 south.                          removal at A981 Memsie Crossroads and A947
Overtaking,                         Kinmundy Crossroads and contribution to Anti
junction and                        Skid Signing, Lining and Studs on A97
alignment
                                    Auchintoul
improvements on Queens Cross Detailed design following from Q. Cross Junction                 Invoiced to end

                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
A90 north and      Junction         feasibility study in 08/09. Handover meeting with         08/09 on Q Cross
A96. Route         Improvements consultant and design team being arranged.                    study = £13K
Action on A92,
                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
                                                                                              25K Capital 09/10
A93, A944, A947 Allocation to
IC2c:                               Additional tests unclassified road between
                   Locking in lanes Route Action onrequested at stakeholder Culter
                   Car share the SIAS/Faber Maunsell appointed. Final report on               Invoiced to end
                                                                                              Invoiced to end     Costed and prioritised list of
                                                                                                                  Draft report to be submitted
Car share lanes – trial             consultations agreed, but this will extend timescale of   08/09= £68.6K       by end Aug. Report to be

                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
trialling priority                  study. Funding agreed for 09/10 to complete study.                            prepared to 29 Oct Board
lanes for cars                      Preliminary modelling completed and report to be          £15K Revenue in
with multiple                       finalised on this basis with further detailed             09/10
occupancy.                          investigation reduced.




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Strategy Strand       Current Actions/ Progress                                                                         Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions           Project/Action Progress                                                   Budget                  To be done                 Target           Status
IC2d:                 Enhanced        Contribution within 09/10 budget towards Bervie           Invoiced to end
Prioritised           maintenance     Bridge refurbishment, which will be programmed in 4       08/09 = £925K
maintenance for       on strategic    phases between 2008-2012. Contract awarded to             £200K Capital 09/10
strategic routes,
with particular
                      roads in
                      Aberdeenshire
                                      Makers Freyssonet Ltd. Works commenced 21 July
                                      08 and to be undertaken over a 55 week period.            £200K invoiced in
                                                                                                                                                                      ↑
benefits for public                   Works ongoing and nestrans contribution                   full
transport and                         achieved
sustainable           Queen           Contribution within 9/10 budget towards                   £325K Capital 09/10
modes.                Elizabeth       refurbishment contract involving widening of access
                      Bridge          points for surveying of structure, waterproofing and      Amended budget to
                                      drainage improvements. Recommended that this is
                                      reduced to £15K for preparatory work only this year
                                                                                                15K and invoiced in                                                   ↑
                                                                                                full
                                      and work now completed.

IC2e:             Berryden            ACC to investigate transport improvements along                                   Study to be completed      Autumn 09
Support Local     Corridor            Berryden corridor from Gt Northern Rd (south of Don
Authorities in                        St) through Berryden to Skene Sq/Maberley St.
bringing forward
LTS projects that
                                      Consultation held jointly with that for Access from the
                                      north on 25 May - 3 July. Consultation responses                                                                                ↑
contribute to                         being analysed and final study report being
strategic                             drafted.
objectives
IC3 - Bus Improvements
IC3a:             Town plans/info     Sites at junction of King St/St Machar agreed in          £50K Capital to be      Background research into
Quality bus       at bus              08/09. Mats with hospital sign and new shelter on         split equally between   other cities completed.
corridor          interchange
improvements to points and
                                      School Road installed. Interchange casings and
                                      publicity being prepared. Haudagain interchange
                                                                                                AC and ACC in
                                                                                                09/10
                                                                                                                        Potential options being                       ↑
                                                                                                                        drafted.
services and
facilities.
                  accessibility
                  Accessibility
                  Electronic
                                      area to be considered in 09/10
                                      Upgrades to public transport facilities and access
                                      Install final phase of VMS on strategic routes to         Invoiced to end
                                                                                                £350K Capital in        Works to be complete       end March 09       ↑
                  Message Signs       provide traffic and journey time information. Match       09/10
                  and Web site        funding not available this financial year and only        reduced to £70K
                  (Stage 2 )          £70K now requested to allow contract                                                                                            ↑
                                      documents to be prepared and
                                      design/negotiation with Transport Scotland.
                                      Preparation of tender documents underway
IC3b:              Locking in the     See IC2c
Develop a Bus
Action Plan to
improve quality
and reliability of                                                                                                                                             Page 7 of 13
services and set
out proposals for
extending bus
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Strategy Strand      Current Actions/ Progress                                                                       Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions          Project/Action Progress                                                   Budget                To be done                     Target        Status
IC3b:                Creation of a    Feasibility study, design and land acquisition to        Invoiced to end       Remaining contribution from
Develop a Bus        bus gate at      create a bus gate. Land acquisition investigation        08/09 = £2,500        08/09 no longer required as
Action Plan to       Badentoy Ind.    ongoing. Topographical survey only to be completed       (further 27.5K        scheme is to be delivered by
improve quality      Est.             in 08/09. Discussions ongoing with Developers re         expected)             Developers
and reliability of                    development of Industrial Park.
services and set     Signalisation of Prelim design done 06/07. Detailed design and            Invoiced to end       Signal timings, lining and
out proposals for    A944/B9119       delivery of signals to improve efficiency of             08/09 = £109.4K       advanced warning signs still
extending bus
priority measures.
                     roundabout       roundabout and reliability for buses on Westhill
                                      corridor and important for Westhill to Abdn cycle
                                                                                               (further 6.4K
                                                                                               expected)
                                                                                                                     to be completed. Aim to
                                                                                                                     complete by mid Sept                           ↑
                                      route. Signals erected. Power supply connected.

                Improvements         Optimising signal timings on strategic route.             £35K Capital          Consultants to be
                to Signal
                Timings on
                                     Tenders returned. Assessment of tenders
                                     ongoing.
                                                                                                                     commissioned by mid Sept.
                                                                                                                                                                    ↑
                King St
                Souterhead Rd/       Preliminary design into the replacement of existing       £50K Capital          Design ongoing
                Wellington Rd
                roundabout
                                     roundabout with the introduction of signalised
                                     junctions (Medium term measures from Access from                                                                               ↑
                improvements         South study).
IC3d:           Bus Action Plan
                A90 Schoolhill       See EC3a from South EC2a. Physical, financial
                                          Access                                               £150K Capital 09/10
Expand Park and P&R ®                and operational feasibility of the site investigated in
Ride provision                       08/09. Funding approved to progress design and
linked to the                        consultation in 09/10. Initial discussions have taken
development of
the AWPR.
                                     place regarding land acquisition. Brief
                                     commissioned to AC Roads Framework
                                                                                                                                                                    ↑
                                     Consultants for detailed design, possibility
                                     highlighted that full budget may not be required
                                     in 09/10
                     A96 P&R sites   Reported to ACC P&S Cttee in June and approval            £150K Capital 09/10 In discussion with Transport
                     ®               given to submit a planning application for                                    Scotland and ACC Planning
                                     consideration for the site and link road. Design,         Invoiced to end     Department regarding the                         ↑
                                     consultation and land purchase to be progressed.          July = £9169        purchase of land.
IC3e:                Aberdeenshire Twenty three interactive Information points installed. £477K ITF funding                                                         ↑
Improve
information
provision
including
expanded real-
time information
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Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                                     Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions         Project/Action Progress                                              Budget               To be done                           Target        Status
IC3e:               Expanded Real JMP study to look at expanding real time information   Invoiced to end
Improve             Time           in the City and Shire reported to Board in July 09.   08/09=23.2K
information         Passenger      Awaiting feedback on Board recommendation
provision
including
                    Information    that has been forwarded to Steering Group.
                                   Funding agreed to expand RTPI live weblink and
                                                                                         £30K Revenue
                                                                                         09/10
                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
expanded real-                     complete study. Nestrans attended RTPI
time information                   presentation by Kizoom.
systems across
IC4 - Demand Responsive Transport
IC4a:               Health and     JMP Consultants appointed. Indicative Delivery        30K Revenue 09/10
Support             Transport      Programme being produced for consideration by
extension of ‘Dial- Action Plan    those responsible for its delivery. NESJPSG agreed    Invoiced to date =
a-Bus’ and                         involvement in the implementation of the Health &     17K
similar services                   Transport Action Plan. Pilot projects completed in
to serve those                     Huntly and Turriff. A Geddes of Grampian Police                                                                                 ↑
unable to access                   has been seconded to the role of HTAP Programme
conventional                       Support Officer. Project Implementation Group
buses and to link                  continuing to progress HTAP works.
with scheduled
bus services.       Accessibility
IC5 - Transport interchange        Three Accession licences purchased (2 for AC, one     Invoiced to end                                                           ↑
IC5a:               Union Square Under construction and to be opened Thur 29                                  Nestrans discussing funding
Maximising          ®              Oct 2009. New bus station operational from 9 Feb                           contribution with Hammerson
interchange                        08. Nestrans, AC, ACC and bus operators formed                             and to pursue First ScotRail
potential of Guild                 a partnership to provide information under the                             regarding feasibility of rail info
Street
development and
                                   "getabout" banner at open day preview on Sun                               board at bus station and
                                                                                                              possible funding contribution.
                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
                                   22 August and distributed getabout leaflets with
link with Union                    details on ways to travel to Union Square by
Street and                         walking, cycling, bus, P&R, rail and ferry.
support
enhancement of
other interchange
points in
Aberdeen.




IC5a contd


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IC5a:
Maximising
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Street
development and
link with Union
Strategy Strand
Street and           Current Actions/ Progress                                                                 Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions
support              Project/Action Progress                                                Budget             To be done                         Target         Status
enhancement of       Linkages from    Funding secure for Green Townscape Heritage
other interchange    Guild St to      Initiative (THI). Work on streetscape
points in            Union St         improvements started at end of July 2009 and
Aberdeen.                             aim to be completed by April 2010. Grant scheme
                                      launched and application forms for the Main                                                                                  ↑
                                      Grant and Small Grant Schemes available for
                                      eligible building owners on ACC website.

IC5a contd           Union Terrace    Acsef has requested that Nestrans to undertake
                     Gardens /        some work to scope out the connection requirements
                     Denburn Valley
                     Proposals
                                      and other transport considerations relating to the site
                                      and engage with key transport stakeholders. Draft                                                                            ↑
                                      scoping report submitted to ACSEF for

IC5b:             Union Street
                  Inter Urban
                                      consideration.
                                      See IC6a installation of small scale interchange
                                      Design and                                              £25K Capital                                                         ↑
Support further   Hub
improvements to Development
                                      facilities in rural areas. Subject to European
                                      Community Funding.
                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
IC5c:                                 Attended seminar for RTPs on 1 April arranged by                         Discussion to take place with
Work with                             MVA. Officer research approved by Board. Report                          Transport Scotland
operators to                          drafted and discussed at Executive meeting. To
develop                               be discussed by specific Bus Action Plan group
integrated
ticketing across
                                      in context of overall BAP priorities.                                                                                        ↑
services and
operators in the
north east.
IC6 - Walking and Cycling
IC6a:             Allocation to       Sundayswells, Torphins - Phase 2. Design and          Invoiced to end    Improvements to street lighting
Support           Aberdeenshire       construction of footpath. Works complete at less      08/09 = £85K       and alterations to a pedestrian
investment in
measures to
                  Council for
                  smaller scale
                                      than previously anticipated (only 5K rather than
                                      8K carryforward now required).
                                                                                            (further 8K
                                                                                            expected)
                                                                                                               crossing required, substantially
                                                                                                               increasing cost.
                                                                                                                                                                   ↑
increase safety   transport                                                                 AC actual = 4.8K
IC6c:             Westhill -          Previous design and estimate work being reviewed.     Invoiced to end                                                        ↑
Continued
development of
cycle routes on
key routes within
Aberdeenshire,
into Aberdeen
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Strategy Strand     Current Actions/ Progress                                                                      Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions         Project/Action Progress                                                   Budget               To be done                    Target         Status
IC6c:               Westhill -       Phase 4 delivers section from Old Skene Road /           £160K Capital Ph4    Detailed design and bill of
Continued           Kingswells -     Lang Stracht roundabout, linking back along the          £270K Capital Ph5    quantities being developed.
development of
cycle routes on
                    Aberdeen cycle
                    Route Phases
                                     Lang Stracht to the existing Cycle Route, whilst
                                     phase 5 delivers the section from Kingswells to          Invoiced to date =
                                                                                                                                                                  ↑
key routes within
                                                                                                                                                                  ↑
                    4&5              Westhill. Meetings held with cycle groups.               £40
Aberdeenshire,      Riverside Dr
                    School Lockers
                    Core Paths       Cycle racks of offon all cycle/walking St Josephs
                                     Works completed road 08/09 core path schemes.
                                     Constructionto be installed at Newhills,route designed   Invoiced to end
                                                                                              £50K Capital in      Detailed design to be
into Aberdeen                        ACC to advise of further core paths to be upgraded       09/10 increased to   completed and tender
and on routes
through the City.
                                     or provided in 09/10.                                    £176.5K
                                                                                              Invoice to date =
                                                                                                                   process to commence early                      ↑
                                                                                                                   Sept 09
                                                                                              £22,282
                    Bucksburn -      ACC Committee approved a phased approach for             £200K Capital -      Detailed design to be
                    Kingswells       implementation of Kingswells to Bucksburn                reduced to £73.5K    completed and tender
                    Core Path        ped/cycle/equestrian path, involving upgrading           with remainder       process to commence early
                                     what's already there and installing a granite dust-
                                     style path to complete the link. Use of the path will
                                                                                              spent on Core        Sept 09                                        ↑
                                                                                              Paths
                                     then be monitored to inform case for further
                                     upgrading ie tarmac and lighting.
                    Portlethen       Design complete. Project to be carried out in 2        £150K Capital
                    Commuter         phases a) Barclayhill Pl - Primary/railway; b) Railway
                    Cycle Route      south - Fern Dr. Land purchase will not be
                                     concluded this year. Negotiations ongoing regarding
                                     land purchase with 3 affected land owners. Brief
                                     commissioned to AECOM for preliminary design
                                                                                                                                                                  ↑
                                     and advancement of land negotiations, but
                                     potential risk highlighted regarding land
                                     purchase in 09/10.
                    Culter - Cults   Provision of a new path to Cults Academy from the £30K Capital
                    Safer Route to
                    school
                                     west Assessment of footpaths ongoing.                                                                                        ↑
                    A96 Kintore to   Preferred route identified on north side of A96.      £30K Capital
                    Blackburn        Detailed design and land purchase (if required) to be
                    Cycle way        progressed. Commission brief prepared and
                                     submitted to AC Roads Framework Consultants.
                                                                                                                                                                  ↑
                                     Awaiting response.

IC6c
(contd)



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Strategy Strand Current Actions/ Progress                                                                        Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions        Project/Action Progress                                                Budget                 To be done                 Target         Status
                   West Cults      Planning application approved for new footbridge       £150K Capital in
IC6c               Cycle /         and funding allocated for implementation in 2009/10.   09/10
(contd)            Pedestrian      Tenders returned. Further 20K requested from
                   Bridge as part Nestrans to allow contract award
                                                                                          Invoiced to
                                                                                          date=£6.9K
                                                                                                                                                             ↑
                   of Deeside line
IC7 - Airport Surface Connections
IC7b:              Airport - Dyce Service launched 15 Dec 08. Advertising campaign        £10K Capital for       Expand service
Support a shuttle Station Shuttle undertaken. New timetable/route and fare                infrastructure and
bus between        Bus             introduced on 19 May. Permanent bus stops and          £110K Revenue
Dyce station and                   shelters to be installed. Latest patronage figures     contribution to
the airport
terminal.
                                   show an average of around 210 passengers per
                                   day (up from Jan average of 115 per day). Bid
                                                                                          shuttle bus in 09/10
                                                                                          Invoiced to date:
                                                                                                                                                             ↑
                                   submitted to Scottish Transport Awards for the         £6353 Capital,
                                   Dyce Shuttle bus has been shortlisted under the        £314.5K Rev

IC7c:              Fixed Link
                                   category of best transport integration.
                                                                                                                                                            ↔




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Sub Strategy 3: The Strategic Policy Framework                                                                                                        ® = MTS project
Strategy Strand           Current Actions/ Progress                                                         Future Actions/ Progress
RTS actions               Project/Action Progress                                        Budget             To be done                       Target           Status
TRAVEL BEHAVIOUR
TB1 - Promoting Travel Planning and Travel Awareness
TB1a:                     TMO support
                          Other           Actions within Travel Planning Strategy
                                          Financial allocation being used for Getabout £31K Revenue in
Implementation and future                 events. Full list of events contained within 09/10
development of Nestrans’                  information bulletin.
Travel Planning Strategy.
                          Travel Planning Draft Travel Planning Strategy referred to the Invoiced to end    Travel Planning Strategy to be
                          strategy &
                          Action Plan
                                          two Councils and other partners within the
                                          Travel Plan Group for formal consultation. On-
                                                                                         08/09 = 82K        submitted to Scottish Gov and
                                                                                                            prepared in design format                           ↑
                                          line travel plan builder available for use     £34K Revenue in
                                          and to be launched at business breakfast 09/10
                                          on 27 Aug. Works ongoing to develop
                                          monitoring management system.

TB1c:                     Carshare        Purchased licence for branded carshare          Invoiced to end   Give consideration to
Encourage increased up-   website         internet site for the period Mar 2009 - Mar     08/09 = £13,230   development of City Car Club.
take of car-sharing                       2012 and use of call centre to register users                     Future reports to Board.
                                          onto a regional site. Rebranded
                                          nestransliftshare.com as get-
                                                                                          £10K Revenue in
                                                                                          09/10
                                                                                                                                                                 ↑
                                          aboutliftshare.com and will re-launch at
                                          business breakfast on 27 Aug.




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