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|Executive Agency overview|
|Formed||1 January 2006|
|Headquarters||Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow G4 0HF|
|Executive Agency executive||
Transport Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Còmhdhail Alba) was created on 1 January 2006 as the national transport agency of Scotland. It is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government and accountable to Scottish Ministers.
In September 2010 Transport Scotland merged with Transport Directorate of core Scottish Government. They continue to be called Transport Scotland although they now have responsibility for all transport related issues across Scotland.
The agency currently has six directorates:
Transport Scotland works in partnership with private sector transport operators, local authorities, government and regional transport partnerships (RTPs).
Transport Scotland are also responsible for managing Traffic Scotland.
Through the Traffic Scotland service, Transport Scotland provides a public service that aims to deliver safe and reliable trunk roads. The focus of Traffic Scotland is to minimise the effects of congestion, breakdowns and unforeseen events on the trunk road network. The Traffic Scotland service delivers traveller information for the Scottish Trunk Road network through a process of 'monitor, control and inform'.
Traffic Scotland also provide Freight Information which is a real-time traffic information website aimed at logistics operators and HGV drivers operating in Scotland. This section of their site provides the same functionality with some additional freight related information and web-links.
In November 2016 they introduced a real-time service to allow drivers to track which roads had been gritted.
In September 2008 Transport Scotland announced that all ScotRail trains (including from the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport) would be eventually repainted in a new, blue livery with white Saltire markings on the carriage ends. The livery would remain unchanged in the event of a change of operating franchisee. Transport Scotland also works alongside ScotRail and Network Rail as part of the ScotRail Alliance to implement transport policy and co-ordinate responses to railway matters.