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Minister talks up £1bn transport plan

Transport Minister Keith Brown said the Scottish government was investing about £1bn in public transport this year.

He was speaking in light of campaign group Transform Scotland saying the government's transport priorities were "perverse".

In an interview on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme, Mr Brown said: "We believe we are finding the right balance between contributing to public transport initiatives across the country, but at the same time we have to repair and we have to maintain the roads we have.

"Obviously not least because buses, cyclists and even future tram users have to use road and we have to have our roads in a good condition."