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SPT

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) is the Regional Transport Partnership for the west of Scotland covering 12 council areas.

 

 

Working with :

· Argyll and Bute (Helensburgh and Lomond area) · North Ayrshire Council
· East Dunbartonshire Council · North Lanarkshire Council
· East Ayrshire Council  · Renfrewshire Council 
· East Renfrewshire Council  · South Ayrshire Council
· Glasgow City Council  · South Lanarkshire Council
· Inverclyde Council · West Dunbartonshire Council 

 

 

 

 

SPT is responsible for the development and delivery of the Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) and is at the heart of the region’s transport planning, operations and infrastructure improvements. We are at the forefront of developing bus policy for the region and improving local bus markets through Statutory Quality Partnerships. 


SPT has a range of operational responsibilities including the management and operation of the Subway and bus stations, supporting socially necessary bus services and Community Transport (CT) services, co-ordinating schools transport on behalf of eleven councils and delivering the MyBus demand responsive transport service.

We invest in transport infrastructure, including the modernisation of the Subway to improve the service for our passengers and safeguard the system for future generations. SPT plans, delivers and maintains bus infrastructure across the region including passenger shelters and supports local authorities to deliver traffic management measures to improve safety and efficiency for all road users including pedestrians and cyclists.

 

 

Providing accessible, high quality travel information is a core function for SPT. We support Traveline Scotland, provide timetables and travel information at bus stops and travel points, invest in Real Time Passenger Information and provide personalised journey planning advice at our travel centres.

In all of these areas, SPT remains committed to our shared vision for a world class sustainable transport system for the west of Scotland, working in partnership to achieve and improved quality of life for all.

 

SPT JourneyShare


Travel behaviour change is promoted by SPT through encouraging more lift sharing, promoting sustainable travel to work for our employees, sharing best practice with our partners and investing in active travel infrastructure and park and ride facilities to encourage shifts to more sustainable modes.

SPT JourneyShare is the regional lift sharing scheme delivered in partnership with UK umbrella group Liftshare, enabling participants to save on CO2 emissions, fuel spend and other costs. The scheme grew to 5,600 registered users in 2015/16 – an increase of 22 per cent over the previous year. Major employees participating in JourneyShare include Glasgow Airport, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, local authorities, universities and colleges.

SPT JourneyShare is free and easy to use.  You can register  at SPT JourneyShare and select your journey. The system will find you a match and also calculates the financial and CO2 saving each user is making compared with making that journey on your own by car.


SPT ZoneCard Employer Accounts


The SPT Employer Account enables employers to purchase annual ZoneCards on behalf of their staff, who then, if required, pay their employer back through agreed salary deductions (not salary sacrifice).


Benefits - The Annual ZoneCards purchased through an Employer Account can:

  • Help to reduce staff commuting costs. The price of an annual ZoneCard compared to a weekly ZoneCard is approximately 25% cheaper, providing 52 weeks travel for the price of 39 weeks;
  • Encourage a healthier lifestyle – walking to and from the bus stop, subway or train station can help increase fitness levels;
  • Help to reduce workplace car parking problems by increasing the number of employees who chose commuting to and from work using public    transport as an alternative to the car;
  • ZoneCards can also be used for other travel purposes out with commuting.


For further information on how SPT can help you develop and implement a Travel Plan for your organisation contact: enquiry@spt.co.uk
Find out more about SPT and its work in addressing sustainable transport and travel issues by visiting www.spt.co.uk or email: enquiry@spt.co.uk for more information.


Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
131 St Vincent Street
Glasgow
G2 5JF
0141 332 6811

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