Sir, - We are surely not alone in Levenmouth in struggling to identify any logic whatsoever in current transport policy and, in particular, the complete lack of joined-up thinking and action.
The Scottish Government claims credit for progressive climate action and carbon reduction, yet channels huge sums (£9 billion in recent times) into roads and air travel while starving investment and support for by far the most effective public transport modes, rail and bus.
Huge play is made of aspirations to reduce inequality through fairness and inclusion, yet decisions such as the Edinburgh City Region Deal and the concentration of HMRC staff in new central Edinburgh premises will only add to the overheating of the capital, evidenced by fast inflating property prices, while outlying regions such as Levenmouth in coastal Fife are frozen out.
No approval for new rail schemes has been taken for about 15 years, while further short-term road building is merely adding to ever-growing roads congestion.
Failing to provide mass-transit access for the 50,000 people in the Levenmouth catchment, easily connected by reopening a mothballed five-mile stretch of rail line, not only denies economic opportunity to our depressed community but will exacerbate the economic and connectivity problem of the capital. Stuart Mcintosh. 68 Kirkland Walk, Methil.