The document outlines where as a small public body SEStran has sought and will continue to seek to continuously improve our processes, policies and projects to address the need to eliminate discrimination, foster good relations and enhance opportunity.
To ensure that equality issues are fully addressed, the following list has been prepared identifying potential outcomes acknowledged during the initial analysis of our functions and working environment and subsequently how these outcomes will be achieved and by whom.
This list is based on our Regional Transport Strategy which was developed in 2007 and reviewed in 2015, introducing new outcomes where relevant. When the original Transport Strategy was developed, SEStran had a considerable capital budget. With the development of Local Authority Single Outcome Agreements, SEStran’s capital budget was removed, reducing the capability of SEStran to provide direct funding in line with various policies. The Regional Transport Strategy has been reviewed to reflect the current capabilities of SEStran.
Transport is an area where inequalities in access and provision for different sectors of society can have significant effects. It is the glue that binds so many different activities for us all and if equal access to transport is not available then it can lead to a range of other manifestations of inequality. This report records some relevant issues with particular relevance to the transport sector.