Frequently Asked Questions - Who will be responsible for public transport, such as buses and trams, in an independent Scotland?
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Many powers relating to public transport are already devolved and in an independent Scotland decisions on them will continue to be made as they are now by the Scottish Parliament and Government.
However, some further powers will also transfer to the Scottish Parliament on independence. For example, the registration and funding of bus services is already devolved but the responsibility for licensing and permits for bus operators, drivers and vehicles currently rests with Westminster.
Source: Scotland's Future, Scottish Government, November 2013.