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FAQs

FAQs

What is a trunk road?
Who is responsible for maintaining trunk roads?
What do the operating companies do on the network?
What is the Performance Audit Group (PAG's) role?
When was PAG appointed?



What is a trunk road?
This is any road considered by Transport Scotland to be strategic to the national economy. All motorways and some A-roads are designated as trunk roads.

Who is responsible for maintaining trunk roads?
Trunk roads are the responsibility of and funded by The Scottish Government. They are managed by Transport Scotland's Trunk Roads and Bus Operations (TRBO), maintained by the operating companies and monitored by the Performance Audit Group.

What do the operating companies do on the network?
The operating companies oversee, co-ordinate and undertake all cyclic, routine, winter service and emergency response. They also undertake discrete structural road maintenance, bridge strengthening and maintenance, road structures inspection and road safety schemes.

What is the Performance Audit Group's (PAG's) role?
PAG's main role is to audit, monitor and report on the financial, technical and performance aspects of the operating companies. This is carried out to a strategy agreed with TRBO.

When was PAG appointed?
PAG was reappointed for a fourth term (six to eight years) in December 2016.