Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson is encouraging constituents to respond to a national transport strategy consultation.
The Scottish Conservative and Unionist MSP has stressed the importance of local residents making their voices heard in Scotland’s National Transport Strategy (NTS2) which is open until 23 October.
Mr Carson who has consistently pushed for boosts in transport infrastructure across his rural constituency since his election in 2016, says he hopes this will help shape future transport needs for years to come.
The national consultation follows on from the consultation into the specific transport needs of the South-West, the results of which are expected later this year.
With Mr Carson’s petition calling for the A75 and A77 trunk roads to be repaired attracting over 4,700 signatures in the summer, he is calling on his constituent to make their opinions known.
Commenting, Finlay Carson MSP said: “The need to boost our transport infrastructure has never been greater in the south-west.
“This national strategy is the perfect opportunity for local residents to make their voices heard loud and clear about what they feel the most urgent transport needs are for the constituency.
“For too long this region has been waiting to see upgrades to our transport infrastructure whether that is on our roads, on our trains or at the vital port at Cairnryan.
“We should not be ignored any longer and indeed the whole of Scotland’s transport system in the coming years needs to be better integrated, tackle emissions and meet the demand of users.
“This consultation comes at a critical time and I hope it will be well responded to.”
A copy of the draft NTS2, the consultation response form and supporting documents are available online at www.transport.gov.scot/NTS2.