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MSP backs Glasgow Council study into bus services
Patrick Harvie MSP has lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the decision by Glasgow City Council to commission a detailed study into the city’s bus services.
The report approved by Glasgow city councillors is available here:
Half of Glasgow doesn’t have access to a car yet the city’s bus services are unregulated, with private operators able to increase fares and change or withdraw services without consulting passengers.
“At long last the city council are taking steps to address the shockingly poor quality of Glasgow’s bus services – services that so many people rely on. I sincerely hope the Scottish Government fully co-operates with this effort to examine different franchise arrangements rather than continuing with the current free-market failure.
“To date SNP ministers have fobbed off bus users by rejecting the idea of a passenger survey like they have in England and by claiming that regulation would cost too much. We’re already paying for our buses; it’s time we demanded a basic level of service from the operators who make profits on the back of our money.”
The motion lodged by Patrick Harvie is available here: http://bit.ly/PvI7Bx