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Transport (Scotland) Act 2001

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  1. Introduction

  2. The Act

    1. Joint Transport Strategies

      Part 1

      1. Section 1 Joint transport strategies

      2. Section 2 Directions

    2. Bus Services

      Part 2

      1. Quality Partnership Schemes

        1. Section 3 Quality partnership schemes

        2. Section 4 Regulations as respects specifying existing facilities in quality partnership schemes

        3. Section 5 Consultation as to proposed quality partnership schemes

        4. Section 6 Making of quality partnership scheme

        5. Section 7 Postponement of quality partnership scheme

        6. Section 8 Effect of quality partnership scheme

        7. Section 9 Variation or revocation of quality partnership scheme

        8. Section 10 Reports on quality partnership schemes

        9. Section 11 Regulations as respects quality partnership schemes

        10. Section 12 Eligibility for service subsidies

      2. Quality contract schemes

        1. Section 13 Quality contract schemes

        2. Section 14 Proposed quality contract scheme

        3. Section 15 Consultation as to proposed quality contract schemes

        4. Section 16 Approval of proposed quality contract scheme

        5. Section 17 Making of a quality contract scheme

        6. Section 18 Tendering for quality contracts

        7. Section 19 Exceptions from section 18 (1)

        8. Section 20 Commencement of quality contract schemes

        9. Section 21 Postponement of quality contract scheme

        10. Section 22 Effect of quality contract scheme

        11. Section 23 Variation or revocation of quality contract schemes

        12. Section 24 Reports on quality contract schemes

        13. Section 25 Non-implementation of quality contract scheme

        14. Section 26 Regulations as respects quality contract schemes

        15. Section 27 Transitional provision as respects quality contract schemes

      3. Ticketing arrangements and ticketing schemes

        1. Section 28 Ticketing arrangements

        2. Section 29 Ticketing schemes

        3. Section 30 Consultation as to proposed ticketing schemes

        4. Section 31 Making of a ticketing scheme

        5. Section 32 Effect of ticketing scheme

      4. Provision of information

        1. Section 33 Information about bus services

        2. Section 34 Duty of authority to make information available

        3. Section 35 Bus information: supplementary

      5. Financial and competition provisions

        1. Section 36 Agreements providing for service subsidies

        2. Section 37 Competition test for exercise of bus functions

        3. Section 38 Grants to bus service operators

        4. Section 39 Penalties

        5. Section 40 Repayment of grants towards bus fuel duty

      6. Miscellaneous

        1. Section 41 Bus User Complaints Tribunal

        2. Section 42 Traffic regulation conditions to reduce or limit noise or air pollution

        3. Section 43 Power to obtain information about local services

        4. Section 44 Civil penalties for bus lane contraventions

        5. Section 45 Registered services: minimum period of operation

        6. Section 46 Power to restrict dates on which scheduled timings of local services may be varied

        7. Section 47 Co-operation

    3. Road User Charging

      Part 3

      1. Road user charging schemes

        1. Section 49 Charging schemes

        2. Section 50 Charging schemes to be made, varied and revoked by order

        3. Section 51 Confirmation of orders

        4. Section 52 Charging schemes: consultation and inquiries

        5. Section 53 Matters to be dealt with in charging schemes

        6. Section 54 Charging schemes: exemptions

        7. Section 55 Penalties and liabilities for charges

        8. Section 56 Examination, immobilisation and removal of vehicles

        9. Section 57 Equipment

        10. Section 58 Traffic signs

        11. Section 59 Non-domestic rating exemption

      2. Supplementary

        1. Section 61 Powers of charging authorities

        2. Section 62 Grants to charging authorities

        3. Section 63 Information

        4. Section 64 Determination of disputes, appeals and evidence

        5. Section 65 Offences by bodies corporate and partnerships

    4. Miscellaneous and General

      Part 4

      1. Section 68 Travel concession schemes

      2. Section 69 Joint boards for management, maintenance of certain bridges

      3. Section 70 Grants for transport-related purposes

      4. Section 71 Financial assistance for inland waterway and sea freight

      5. Section 72 Disabled persons’ transport needs: power to establish committee

      6. Section 73 Badges for display on motor vehicles used by disabled persons: enforcement

      7. Section 74 Home Zones

      8. Section 75 Amendment of Roads (Scotland) Act 1984

      9. Section 76 Amendment of Road Traffic Act 1988

      10. Section 77 Patrolling school crossings

      11. Section 78 Stands for bicycles and motor cycles

    5. Schedules

      1. Schedule 1 Road user charging: financial provisions

      2. Schedule 2 Minor and consequential amendments and repeals

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