Better Buses News
Bus regulation bill welcome but funding critical
Responding to the announcement that former Labour leader Iain Gray intends to bring forward a member’s bill to regulate buses, Patrick Harvie, MSP for Glasgow and transport spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, said:
“I welcome this move by Iain Gray and look forward to seeing the details. It is abundantly clear the current unregulated free-for-all is failing Scotland’s bus passengers. We see private firms putting profits ahead of public services, and we see a Government failing to properly fund these services.
“Over the last year across Glasgow I’ve been gathering the views of the travelling public through my Better Buses website and the need for affordable, reliable buses is clear. Proper regulation will help but this must come with additional resources if we are serious about making public transport a priority.”