Two projects in Glasgow and one in Dundee have received grants from the European Regional Development Fund.
It is hoped they will boost economic, social and environmental regeneration in the urban areas by providing safer, more welcoming spaces for people to use.
A £1.2 million grant has been awarded to Strathclyde Partnership for Transport's Revitalising Subway Stations project, which will be used to improve security, accessibility and environment at Govan, Ibrox, Cessnock and Bridge Street subway stations on the south side of Glasgow.
The project aims to modernise interchange facilities for passengers, as well as introducing a smartcard ticket infrastructure.
In the east end of the city, £419,000 of funding has been awarded to Clyde Gateway Urban Regeneration Company's Sustainable Transport project, which will help connect local people with training and job opportunities.
Improvements will include upgraded shelters with enhanced lighting and CCTV, upgraded pedestrian crossings and improvements to cycle parking at stations.
A transport hub will be created in the Lochee area of Dundee, allowing greater access to jobs and training opportunities. The city council received a £180,000 grant to develop the Lochee Integrated Transport Hub.