Regional Transport Partnerships (RTP) are statutory bodies responsible for bringing together key stakeholders in transport planning in an area to produce and deliver strategies that aim to make a real improvement to users.
Shetland is one of seven RTPs within Scotland, formally established on December 1 2005.
RTPs began to take on their powers in April 2006 and will improve regional transport through:
- Provision of a more strategic approach to planning and delivery
- Building on existing joint working relationships
- Working in partnership with the new national transport agency
- Bringing together local authorities and principal stakeholders