New survey to look at impact of RET on island communities

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Transport Scotland has commissioned research evaluating the impact of Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) on the islands and peninsula communities served by the routes where this was introduced in October 2015.

Areas include Berneray-Leverburgh (Sound of Harris); Colintraive-Rhubodach; Eriskay-Ardmhor (Sound of Barra); Fionnphort-Iona;
Largs-Cumbrae; Lochaline-Fishnish; Kilchoan-Tobermory; Mallaig-Armadale; Mallaig-Small Isles; Oban-Craignure; Oban-Lismore; Sconser-Raasay; Tarbert (Loch Fyne)-Portavadie; and Wemyss Bay-Rothesay.

The research is being carried out by Peter Brett Associates (PBA), now part of
Stantec.

In order to gather the detail needed, PBA is inviting residents and businesses in the islands affected by RET in 2015 to complete online
surveys, which can be accessed at the links below:

Resident survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RET-CHFS-ReidentsSurvey

Business/social enterprise survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/RET-CHFS-BusinessSurvey